How to grow Carpobrotus edulis

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.

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How to grow Carpobrotus edulis growing and care:

Well-drained 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 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

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor 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
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

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 edulis leaves:
Cooked, raw, pickle

Scientific name:

Carpobrotus edulis

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