Carpobrotus edulis grow and care – succulent creeping subshrub of the genus Carpobrotus also known as Ice plant, Carpobrotus edulis perennial evergreen plant, used for edible the fruits and 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 edible color green or red in linear, the leaf is fleshy.
Carpobrotus edulis flower
Flower color yellow or pink-purple with multi petals.
Fruit edible the color is green in a fig shape.
Carpobrotus edulis for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy VIDEO How to grow Carpobrotus edulis growing and care:
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 and control 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 Yellow or pink-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 edulis 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 edulis leaves: Cooked, raw, pickle Scientific name:
Categories of growing
Autumn Planting, Spring Planting, Summer planting, Winter planting
Light exposure requirements:
Full sun Plants
Climates that the plant can grow:
Desert Climate, Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate, Tropics Climate
Growing speed of the plant:
Slow growing plants
Evergreen, Perennial plant, Subshrub, Succulent
Drought tolerant plants, Edible plants, Ground cover plants, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant:
Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 11, Hardiness zone 12, Hardiness zone 13, Hardiness zone 8, Hardiness zone 9
Ornamental flower, Ornamental leaves, Ornamental plant
Autumn flowers, Spring flowers, Summer flowers
Orange flower, Pink flower, Purple flower, Red flower, White flower, Yellow flower
Autumn Harvest, Spring Harvest, Summer Harvest, Winter harvest
Edible Fruit, Edible leaves
Cooked, Dried fruit, Eaten raw, Fruit, Pickles, Salad