Ice Plant, Hottentot Fig
Cacti and succulents, Ground covers, Perennials
Trailing plants with coarse, succulent leaves and summer blooms; useful for covering sunny banks (but not steep banks, since their weight could cause the soil to slide). Plant about 1 1/2 ft. apart. Can rot in very wet conditions; can suffer dieback if severely stressed by lack of water or nitrogen during growth season. Scale insects can cause problems.Carpobrotus edulis
From South Africa. This ground cover has curved, 4- to 5-in.-long leaves; pale yellow to rose, 4-in. wide flowers. Fig-like fruit is edible but not particularly tasty.
Arching or drooping stems 3 to 6 ft. long. Shiny, bright green, needle-like leaves, 1 in. long, in bun...
Forms a 3- to 4-ft.-wide clump. Several to many stiffly upright stems to 2 ft. or more, densely clothe...
From South Africa. This ground cover has curved, 4- to 5-in.-long leaves; pale yellow to rose, 4-in. w...