Disphyma crassifolia – Pig Face

A really useful, tough ground cover, this creeping succulent plant has numerous purple, pink or violet flowers for most of the year. The foliage can be green to red-brown in heat, and it is fast growing.
Especially tolerant of saline conditions, and grows on a wide range of soil types, including rocky and thin ones. It roots at the nodes, making it a great plant for soil stabilisation. Drought and frost tolerant once established, and very low maintenance, it is reputed to be a fire retardant plant. Best in full sun to partly shaded. Excess heat or cold and wet periods will inhibit flowering.
This is a useful edible plant as well…the leaves can be used in stir fries, soups, stews and for pickling.

Family : Aizoaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Ground cover
Width : 1
Flowering Time : All year
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Edible, Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Disphyma crassifolia
Common Name : Pig Face
Height : 0.3
Flower Color : Pink, Purple, Mauve
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects