Carpobrotus glaucescens

Native to eastern Australia, this trailing succulent produces fleshy green leaves that grow to about 10cm long, and produce light purple daisy-like flowers in spring. They make ideal groundcover, particularly in coastal areas, they like sandy soil, and don't mind salty water.

Common Names: Angular sea-fig, Pigface

Height: Trailing plant with leaves approx 10cm long.

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Requires well-drained soil, and only moderate watering. The soil should be allowed to dry between watering, rather than kept perpetually damp.

Flowers: Produces a daisy-like light purple flower, which grows to about 6cm diameter.

Propagation: Removing and replanting stems.

Care: Very low-maintenance plant in suitable growing conditions. Keep in well-draining soil, and protect from frosty conditions.