Carpobrotus grow and care – succulent creeping subshrub of the genus Carpobrotus also known as Pig face, Carpobrotus perennial evergreen plant, used as edible plant for the fruits and some species for the edible leaves but mostly used as ornamental drought tolerant plant and ground cover plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean, tropic, desert or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+.
Leaves color green in linear, the leaf is fleshy and some species the leaves can be edible.
Flower color can be: white, red, orange, yellow, pink or purple with multi petals.
Fruit edible the color is green in a fig shape
Carpobrotus for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy VIDEO How to grow Carpobrotus growing and care:
Well-drained soil, sandy soil
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No Difficulties or problems when growing: Invasive All year Recommended planting season? Snails Pests and diseases: Pruning season: All year How to prune: For design Size of the plant? 5-20 cm (2-8 inches) height, width as long as possible Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing / Medium growing Small amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes Blooming information Spring / Summer / Autumn Bloom season: General information about the flower White, orange, yellow, red, pink or purple flower with multi petals Edible Fruits Fruit harvest season: Summer / Autumn / Winter Fruits pests or diseases: Snails, slugs What can be done with big quantities of Carpobrotus fruits? Jams, salad, eaten raw, pickles, cooked, dried Work requirements on the fruit: Nothing special 1 year How long does it take to bear fruit? Edible leaves Leaves harvesting season: All year After the plant establish young full growth How to harvest the leaves? Information about leaves: Green or red leaves in linear, the leaf is fleshy Uses of Carpobrotus leaves: Cooked, raw, pickle Scientific name:
Blooming Seasons Autumn flowers Spring flowers Summer flowers Edible Parts Edible Fruit Edible leaves Culinary uses Cooked Dried fruit Eaten raw Fruit Jams Pickles Salad Flower colors Orange flower Pink flower Purple flower Red flower White flower Yellow flower Climate Desert Climate Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Temperate Climate Tropics Climate Harvest Season Autumn Harvest Spring Harvest Summer Harvest Winter harvest Ornamental parts Ornamental flower Ornamental fruit Ornamental leaves Ornamental plant Plant growing speed Plant life-form Evergreen Perennial plant Subshrub Succulent Plant Uses Drought tolerant plants Edible plants Ground cover plants Ornamental plants Planting Season Autumn Planting Spring Planting Summer planting Winter planting Plants sun exposure Watering plants Hardiness zone Hardiness zone 10 Hardiness zone 11 Hardiness zone 12 Hardiness zone 13 Hardiness zone 8 Hardiness zone 9