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
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?
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How to prune:
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
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower
White, orange, yellow, red, pink or purple flower with multi petals
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn / Winter
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Carpobrotus fruits?
Jams, salad, eaten raw, pickles, cooked, dried
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Leaves harvesting season:
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
Plant Life Form
Plants Sun Exposure
- Hardiness zone 10
- Hardiness zone 11
- Hardiness zone 12
- Hardiness zone 13
- Hardiness zone 8
- Hardiness zone 9