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Carpobrotus modestus

Inland Pigface

Species Description

This link will give you an image of the species as a mature plant, as well as flower, fruit and seed description.

Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment




Viable seed should germinate readily. Remove seed from capsules by soaking in warm water

Pests and Disease
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Seed Collection Timeframe

December - January
Collect mature fruits, those that are fat and turning red with brown seeds inside.

Storage and Ripening

Break open the fruits and wash the content in water. Drain and place the wet seeds onto paper towel and leave to dry. Store seeds with a desiccant such as dry rice in an air tight container and store in a cool and dry place.

Grows from Cuttings