Aizoaceae Family

Aloinopsis rubrolineata (Mimicry Plant) on 2-17-13, #139-13.

Aizoaceae Martinov


The plant family Aizoaceae was named and described by Ivan Ivanovič Martinov in Tekhno-Botanicheskīĭ Slovarʹ in 1820. 

Plants of the World Online by Kew lists 120 genera in this family worldwide (as of 11-5-22 when I last updated this page). Commonly known as the Fig-Marigold Family, it consists of herbs, shrubs, and subshrubs that can be annual or perennial. Members of the family are dicotyledonous flowering plants that consist of Ice Plants or Carpet Weeds.  

The photos on this page are for the genera and species I have experience with. You can click on their name in the caption to take you to their own page. I have had the best results with the Mesembryanthemum cordifolium (f. variegata) also known as the Variegated Heartleaf Ice Plant. The Delosperma cooperi have done fairly well, but the others have been more tricky…

For more information about this family of plants, please click on the links below. The links take you directly to the information about the family.



My cousin’s wife’s Delosperma cooperi on 7-16-18.


My first Faucaria tigrina (Tiger Jaws) on 6-29-14, #230-47.




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