Coastal Pigface – Carpobrotus virescens


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You can plant the coir pot directly into the ground, which will eliminate root disturbance and help keep your plant happy. The roots will make their way through the pot and into the soil. The pot itself will decompose within about two months in healthy, watered soil.


Carpobrotus virescens. 3.7L coir pot.

This hardy ground cover succulent offers pink flowers in spring and summer.

The fruit is sweet and often used in jams.

The leaves offer a gel that can be used on the skin like Aloe vera.

This low maintenance plant enjoys a full sun to part shade position in free draining soil and should grow about 20cm high by 3m wide.

It can handle tough conditions and is drought tolerant.