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Carpobrotus edulis (100 seeds)


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Carpobrotus edulis (Mesembryanthemaceae). Hottentots fig ( Eng. ); suurvy, (Afr.); umgongozi (Zulu). It is a robust flat growing perennial succulent. The leaves are succulent, crowded along the stem, sharply 3-angled and triangular in cross-section. Flowers are solitary, yellow, fading to pale pink, produced mainly during late winter-spring. They open in the morning in bright sunlight, and close at night. Sowing: Seed can be sown in spring, early summer or autumn. Seedlings damp off easily and must be grown in pure sand for best results. Locality: Mosselbaai. Harvest: May 2023