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HomeCreepersCarpobrotus Glaucescens (Pigface) 150mm  
Carpobrotus Glaucescens (Pigface) 150mm

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CODE: 15CARGLA-KEN

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Carpobrotus glaucescens is a prostrate, creeping succulent that has long trailing stems to 2 m long, which root at nodes along the stems. The plant grows to form a groundcover that can cover a large area. Often seen on coastal beaches growing wild. The plant produces large, striking, deep pink-purple daisy-like flowers from October to January, but also can flower sporadically throughout the year. The plant produces a red-purple berry fruit, which was used by the native aborigines as a food source. The flesh of the fruit is said to have a taste similar to salty apples. The roasted leaves have been used as a salt substitute. Early European explorers used the plant as an anti-scurvy treatment. The juice of the leaves can also be used to relieve pain from insect bites.

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