Carpobrotus growing 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.

Carpobrotus flower

Flower color can be: white, red, orange, yellow, pink or purple with multi petals.

Fruit edible the color is green in a fig shape

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Requirements for 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

Recommended planting season?
All year

Pests and diseases:
Snails

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

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

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

How long does it take to bear fruit?
1 year

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish young full growth

Information about leaves:
Green or red leaves in linear, the leaf is fleshy

Uses of Carpobrotus leaves:
Cooked, raw, pickle

Scientific name:

Carpobrotus

Blooming Seasons

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Culinary Uses

Flower Colors

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Harvest season

Ornamental parts

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