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.
- 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