Carpobrotus modestus grow and care – succulent creeping subshrub of the genus Carpobrotus also known as Inland Pigface, Carpobrotus modestus perennial evergreen plant, used for the edible fruits 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.

Carpobrotus modestus flower

Flower color purple with multi petals.

Fruit edible the color is green in a fig shape

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How to grow Carpobrotus modestus 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?
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

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
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 modestus 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

Scientific name:

Carpobrotus modestus

רשימת קטגוריות

Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Dried fruit
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Pickles
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
Climate
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Subshrub
  • Succulent
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Edible plants
  • Ground cover plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9