Carpobrotus quadrifidus

Carpobrotus quadrifidus growing succulent creeping subshrub of the genus Carpobrotus also known as West-coast Sourfig, Carpobrotus quadrifidus perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean, tropic, desert or temperate climate.

Leaves color green in linear, the leaf is fleshy.

Flower color can be: pink, purple, white or orange with multi petals.

Carpobrotus quadrifidus fruit

Fruit edible the color is green in a fig shape

How to grow: 

Requirements for Carpobrotus quadrifidus 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?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
All year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
For design

Size of the plant?
5-20 cm 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 as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

How much water the plant needs: 
Plants sun exposure: 
Edible Parts: 

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Pink, purple, white or orange flower with multi petals


Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn / Winter

Fruits pests or diseases:
Snails, slugs

What can be done with big quantities of Carpobrotus quadrifidus fruits?
Jams, salad

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
1 year