Scientific nameCarpobrotus edulis is a creeping, mat-forming succulent species and member of the stone plant family Aizoaceae, one of about 30 species in the genus Carpobrotus.
Cuttings are easiest and can take without pre-rooting most of the year. Cut a 15cm section and remove the bottom pairs of leaves and insert into the ground.
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This table below shows how many plants we are trying to obtain for this species.
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We are in need of this species! Can you help? Maybe you have this species at home, or perhaps you can collect seeds or cuttings (if applicable) from friends or from a public space. If so, why don't you help establish this species in areas where it is much needed!
Conservation status: Least Concern
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
It provides medicinal value
It is a pioneer species suitable for establishing the soil in bare areas
Easy to grow
It provides food for:
Carpobrotus edulis is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos