Malephora consists of a dozen of species from South Africa. They are widely used in landscaping, and several species have escaped and become naturalized and invasive in other parts of the world. Their foliage is very resistant to natural elements and to the fire. This makes it a valuable ground cover in many places of the west.

Malephora are used mostly for foliage that stays attractive all year round. They form spreading masses of narrow, light green leaves. The flowers are rather modest but the blooming season is longer than other species. They will take some frost.

Species and varieties
Malephora crocea (Ice Plant, Coppery Mesemb)
Malephora luteola (Rocky Point Ice Plant)
Malephora lutea synonym of Malephora luteola (Rocky Point Ice Plant)

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