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Abstract—We investigated the cultivation, growth and development of Mesembryantheum crystallinum L. (the common ice plant, Aizoaceae, Caryophyllales) in Thailand. M. crystallinum plant were grown indoor under light emitting diodes (LED)-lighting (16-h photoperiod) 25°C and 85±5% RH with adequate water supply. The life cycle of M. crystallinum were study in this research. Moreover, we also cultivated in field located in Phisanulok, Kanchanuri, Ratchaburi, Chonburi and Saraburi Province, during May to September 2018. The results shown that, the optimum area to grown the ice plant in Thailand was Phisanulok Province (16°49'29.32"N, 100°15'30.89"E) using plastic film to protect them from rain and fog. Moreover, the calcium concentration from ice plant cultivated in Thailand was three times higher than the one of China whilst the sodium concentration was forty-three times lower. There were no significant differences on the vitamin A and sugar content in the samples from both areas. Therefore, ice plant may have the potential to grow in Thailand and should be promoted as edible high-value crop.
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