Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Audio Play Icon Headphones Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

The Plant Guide

Browse the Full Plant Guide

Iceplant

Carpobrotus edulis

kar-poe-BRO-tus ED-ew-lis

This ground-hugging succulent perennial roots at the nodes, has a creeping habit, and often forms deep mats covering large areas. It produces abundant yellow daisy-like flowers that open at noon and turn pink later in the day.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsProduces edible fig-like fruit. Used for dune stabilization in California, but  now becoming an invasive problem.

CareIn the garden, plant in full sun and poor, very well-drained, sandy, humusy soil. Indoors, grow in full light. Water very little in winter.

PropagationRoot stem cuttings in spring or summer.

ProblemsMealybugs.

  • Genus : Carpobrotus
  • Zones : 10, 11, 8, 9
  • Plant Width : 30 feet or more
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Spring, Late Summer, Spring, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast, Moderate
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Height : Under 6 inches
  • Flower Color : Yellow
View Comments

Comments

  1. williamreniusdillinger 05/30/2017

    where can I buy this plant in the Monterey California area?

Log in or create an account to post a comment.

Related Plants

Related Articles

More From the Plant Guide

Winter Interest

Partial Shade

Browse the Full Plant Guide