Carpobrotus glaucescens

Pigface, Angular Pigface, Angular Sea Fig


A prostrate, creeping succulent with long trailing stems to 2 metres. Roots form at nodes along the stems to anchor the plant. Branches also arise from the nodes and the plant grows to form a mat-like groundcover which can spread cross a large area. The glaucous, thick, fleshy, smooth leaves are 3.5-10cm long and triangular in cross-section. Flowers are deep-pink/purple and daisy-like, appearing in October to January. A hardy, colourful groundcover for coastal and Mediterranen gardens, very useful for wind erosion control and binding loose sandy soils. Important for dune stabilisation measures. Tolerates extreme salt conditions and full sun to part shade. Low water requirements. Suits coastal or inland gardens.


DimensionsHeight: 0.1 to 0.3m, Width: 2m
Aspect Full sun
OriginEast coast of Australia.
Pests & diseasesNo major problems
Typical sizes140mm

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