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Carpobrotus edulis, pigface or ice plant, is a ground covering succulent perennial plant with large daisy flowers. It is low maintenance and drought tolerant. It is a mat forming plant, and forms roots at the nodes. It likes a sunny position and well drained soils. Plants should not be over fertilised.
Propagation is by division or by cuttings.
The seeds are edible. The juice from the leaves is astringent and a mild antispetic, and can be used to relieve sore throats and eczema and itchy skin.
Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring winter
Maximum height: 0.2 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
The frost tolerance of this plant is not specified.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Insects, bees.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: not specified.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Root rot in overly wet soils
Snails and slugs
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.