Its name derives from Latin and means "mouth", indicating the appearance of its small fleshy leaves, similar to tiny mouths, sometimes slightly toothed. It is a graceful shrub with very fast growth and ground cover, in nature it grows among the rocks, forming a beautiful expanse of grayish triangular leaves. Also commonly known as the "pink ice plant", it is in fact very resistant to any environmental conditions and, especially when the temperatures are rather mild, it will delight you with large scented expanses of pink-orange flowers. It is certainly one of the most suitable creeping plants to decorate your gardens or your balconies, thanks to its persistent ice-like leaves! Here are some tips for its cultivation: Avoid direct sun rays, which may burn the leaves; choose a sheltered and bright place instead. Exposition to morning sunlight is excellent, until 12.00 / 13.00. It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and never below 5 °C, for this reason it is recommended to shelter it during the winter period. Water moderately, only when the soil is completely dry. It is enough to water the plant once a week in spring and summer, once a month in autumn and to suspend watering completely in winter. The best soil is a well-draining one, even better if further enriched with inert materials such as pumice or lapilli. They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute a specific fertilizer for cacti and succulents with watering once a year.