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SKU Code: N 400-5g
Characteristics: Perennial creeper 20 cm spread 2 m
Seed per packet: Several hundred
Seed per gram: Approx 4000
A prostrate succulent plant that spreads to 2 metres wide with thick succulent leaves up to 30-70mm long and 5-10mm thick.
Light purple daisy-like flowers 3-5 cm across with glossy petals occur in spring and summer.
Aboriginal people ate the fruit traditionally, fresh and dried. The salty leaves were also reported to have been eaten with meat. Carpobrotus extract has significant in vitro antioxidant, antiplatelet and potentially, anti-inflammatory activity.
Pigface forms part of the Aizoaceae family which are commonly known as stone plants, a species that resemble stones or pebbles.
Ideal ground cover for hot sandy soils.
Native inland areas of Australia prefers a light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position. Drought and frost resistant.
Please Note: Although many of the traditional Bush Food and Medicine plants are now commercially produced in various forms we recommend you re-search these before using them as any form of food or medicines. Some parts of the plant may not be edible or some may need prepared before they are safe to eat or use in any way. We do our best to describe their traditional & modern uses. It is the purchaser's responsibility to ensure they are fit for their intended use.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C for this species.
General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.