Disphyma crassifolium ‘Hot Stuff’ – Native Pigface

A lovely native succulent with masses of bright pink flowers, Hot Stuff is a superbly tough and useful groundcover which does well on a wide range of soil types, including saline and sand. Rooting at the nodes makes it a great plant for soil stabilising. The foliage is fire retardant, so can be used for plantings close to buildings in bush fire prone areas instead of more flammable plants. Plant in full sun to part shade. It can take frost, heat and salt spray, but excess heat and cold can slow the growth and flowering.
All parts of Disphyma are edible, the leaves can be used for stir fries, salads and for pickling.

Scientific Name:Disphyma crassifolium
Family:Aizoaceae
Common Name:Native Pigface
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.2 ~ 0.3 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Fire retardant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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