Pigface Red – Mesembryanthemum

Natives (A-Z)

Fabulous contrast in colour and texture between the flowers and the grey succulent leaves

Pigface is a bright, cheerful plant I remember from early childhood and when I saw a punnet of seedlings in the nursery, I knew I had to include it.

It’s a succulent with the grey leaves and starkly contrasting soft bright flowers. They are so soft that you need to touch them to appreciate it – just watch out for the bees.

The flowers open fully for the sun so it needs a very sunny spot.  I have some yellow pigface that doesn’t open so impressively, perhaps it needs to move to a sunnier position.

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