Carpobrotus glaucescens growing succulent creeping subshrub of the genus Carpobrotus also known as Angular sea fig, Carpobrotus glaucescens perennial evergreen plant, used as edible plant for the fruits and 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 glaucescens flower
Flower color pink-purple with multi petals
Fruit edible the color is green in a fig shape
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How to grow Carpobrotus glaucescens 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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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
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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
Pink-purple flower with multipetals
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn / Winter
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What can be done with big quantities of Carpobrotus glaucescens fruits?
Jams, salad, eaten raw, pickles, cooked, dried
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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 glaucescens leaves:
Cooked, raw, pickle