Carpobrotus edulis growing 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.
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Requirements for 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?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Recommended planting season?
Pests and diseases:
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
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower
Yellow or pink-purple flower with multi-petals
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn / Winter
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Carpobrotus edulis fruits?
Jams, salad, eaten raw, pickles, cooked, dried
Work requirements on the fruit:
How long does it take to bear fruit?
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 edulis leaves:
Cooked, raw, pickle