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Carpobrotus chilensis /Sea Fig

Carpobrotus chilensis  / Carpobrotus chilensis
Bright red flowers and thick, succulent foliage
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Bright red flowers and thick, succulent foliage

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Scientific Name: Carpobrotus chilensis
Common Name: Sea Fig
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This plant is very similar to a close relative the ice plant (Carpobrotus edulis). It produces thick, fleshy succulent, pointed leaves that can form a nice ground cover over time. The bright magenta colored flowers are special features during the summer months. Provide a sandy, well-drained soil and full sunlight for good blooming. It grows well in containers like hanging baskets and is especially good for xeriscape gardens like rock gardens.