Hottentot fig or Sea fig

Carpobrotus edulis

Description:
Hottentot Fig
Facts:

This is a rather attractive plant with fleshy leaves which originally came from the South African Cape region.

Forms dense stands where conditions are favourable that drive out native species purely by out competing them. Often grows in inaccessible locations making removal very difficult.

Can also fix salts into the soil making it undesirable for other species.

Introduced:

Mid 1800's
Origin:
South Africa - The Cape
Location:
Southern England particularly Devon and Cornwall on cliffs and rocks near the sea.
Status:
Increasing
Problems:
Comments:
Displacing endangered native species of plants in nationally important habitats.