Carpobrotus edulis (15 - 20cm spread in 10cm Pot)
A strong and trailing plant, the Carpobrotus edulis is also commonly known as the Hottentot Fig, a member of the family Aizoaceae. They are creeping succulent plants with long stems and green leaves with a triangular section that looks like a cat's claws. They produce showy flowers in various colors: yellow, pink, red, or purple. They bloom from early spring to early summer. The fruits are fleshy and edible.
Planting & Care
Sunlight: It thrives in full sun, ensure it has a sunny position if grown indoors.
Soil: The planting area for the Carpobrotus plant should have a neutral pH and be sandy and well-drained soil.
Water: moderately all year round; in summer increase watering a little. They resist drought well.
Fertilizer: Fertilize in autumn with manure to promote flowering.
Temperature: Grows best in temperatures between 40° – 58° degrees Fahrenheit (4° C – 14°C).