Pronunciation: kar-poe-BROE-tuss ah-see-na-SEE-for-mis
Common Name: Hottentot Fig
Height to: 6"
Width to: indefinite
USDA Hardiness Zones:
Bloom Description: Hottentot Fig (Carpobrotus acinaciformis) bears daisy like, bright reddish purple flowers, 5" across, open after mid day
- 40 to 30ºF ZONE 10
- 50 to 40ºF ZONE 11
Soil Type: Hottentot Fig (Carpobrotus acinaciformis) prefer poor, sharply drained soil that is sandy and humus rich.
Pests and Diseases:
- late spring
- early summer
- mid summer
- late summer
- early autumn
Hottentot Fig (Carpobrotus acinaciformis) is susceptible to mealybugs when grown indoors.
Propagation: sow Hottentot Fig (Carpobrotus acinaciformis) seed at 59ºF in early spring, or root stem cuttings in spring or summer.
Winter Sowing Zones: None
Native to: Hottentot Fig (Carpobrotus acinaciformis) is native to South Africa
Hottentot Fig (Carpobrotus acinaciformis) is a succulent producing trailing stems, to 5' or more long, with short lateral branches. Sickle shaped, strongly keeled, grayish green leaves, 3 1/2" long, have "blisters" at the bases of upper sides.
Source: Various sources including The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and the USDA
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
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- 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
- 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
- Greater then 210 ZONE 12