Hottentot fig

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Related to Hottentot fig: Carpobrotus edulis
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Synonyms for Hottentot fig

low-growing South African succulent plant having a capsular fruit containing edible pulp

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Another that has spread widely is the Hottentot fig (Mesembryanthemum [=Carpobrotus] edule), so-called because of its edible fruits which were used by the Hottentots as food and which resemble somewhat those of the prickly pear (Opuntia).
Agaves tend to close up their outer leaves in order to save the inner ones and Carpobrotus edulis, the Hottentot fig, may need some dried up leaves and stems pruned off and will start to grow and fill out again quite quickly.