"The service was fantastic. I was kept up to date on delivery and the plant arrived well packaged and in excellent, healthy condition two days earlier than predicted (I live in remote Qld) Thanks for the great service!" 

- Kristine ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pigface plant Melbourne Bushfood

Size & Care

Harvesting - The fruit is ripe when it becomes soft and a deep red colour.


Growing Conditions - Since Pigface is a ground cover, it can cover large areas with no issue. It can tolerate a range of conditions including sandy or clay soils, and is drought tolerant so watering won't become an issue. It grows well, but slowly, in pots, and makes a beautiful display plant with the brightly coloured flowers.


Size - It is a terrific ground cover and can cover large areas.

Shipping & Returns

DUE TO QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS, WE'RE UNABLE TO SEND PLANTS TO WA, TAS, AND NT (and overseas)

24hr Refund Policy - In rare cases, some plants arrive unwell/damaged/dead. Our 24 hour refund policy means that if one of your plants arrives in the mail and something's not right, we'll be able to offer a refund or replacement if a photo is sent to us within 24 hours of its arrival. 


We cannot accept requests for refunds or replacements after this.


If you have an issue, please contact us at hello@melbournebushfood.com.au and we'll get back to you within 1 business day. 

Shipping

STATE / COUNTRY

VICTORIA

NEW SOUTH WALES

QUEENSLAND

A.C.T

TAS // W.A // N.T

REST OF THE WORLD

DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

UNAVAILABLE

UNAVAILABLE

*TRACKING: All items are sent via tracked, registered post (AusPost for Australia or another courier for overseas)

**RETURNS: Returns available with 24 hours of delivery

***Days = Business Days

FAQs

Can this grow in pots?

Yes! They're great pot plants and are well suited to growing on balconies (we have a collection on our balcony!)

Where is this plant indigenous to? 

NSW and QLD - Australia.

What soil should I use? 

All soil types suit this plant, however we recommend a high quality native potting mix.


What fertilizer should I use? 

Use a high quality native fertilizer for best results.

Can you ship it to me?

We ship everywhere in Australia except WA, TAS, and the NT. For other countries, please check local quarantine laws for more information.

I'm buying for a school, how do I order?

That's amazing! Feel free to order directly from our website, otherwise if you need anymore help get in touch over email hello@melbournebushfood.com.au

Do you wholesale the plants?

Unfortunately we don't wholesale plants due to a limit in supply.

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"The service was fantastic. I was kept up to date on delivery and the plant arrived well packaged and in excellent, healthy condition two days earlier than predicted (I live in remote Qld) Thanks for the great service!" 

- Kristine ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Low water

Full Sun / Part Shade

Ground cover

Native Pigface is a hardy Australian native ground cover. Bright pink daisy flowers cover the bush throughout most of the year with the main flush in spring and summer. 


It's drought hardy and suitable for sandy soils and coastal positions. Prefers a full sun position and is suitable for pots. The leaves can be pickled into a preserve, and the fruit produced in late summer makes an excellent snack.


The fruit is tasty, sweet, and is somewhere between a salty kiwi with touches of melon. To eat, you tea the fruit and suck out the inner flesh.


Size & Care

Description :


Pot Size - 120mm Tubestock


Description - A slow growing tree reaching up to 12 metres in height. 


Foliage - The leaves are lanceolate, 5–15 cm long (to 25 cm long on vigorous young trees) and 6–18 mm broad.


Cultivation - They love moist, nutrient rich soil and grow well both indoors near a sunny window or outside in full-sun or part-shade. The plant can withstand frost and temperatures up to -7 degrees. Although the plant cannot survive drought. 

Uses - Yielding clusters of blue/purple fruit, the fruit ripen between March and July. The Illawarra Plum is one of the tastiest native fruits and can be used in jams, in tarts, as a chutney or simply eaten fresh from the tree. It's loaded with antioxidants and makes a treat for smoothie blends.

Shipping & Returns

DUE TO QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS, WE'RE UNABLE TO SEND PLANTS TO WA, TAS, AND NT (and overseas)

24hr Refund Policy - In rare cases, some plants arrive unwell/damaged/dead. Our 24 hour refund policy means that if one of your plants arrives in the mail and something's not right, we'll be able to offer a refund or replacement if a photo is sent to us within 24 hours of its arrival. 


We cannot accept requests for refunds or replacements after this.


If you have an issue, please contact us at hello@melbournebushfood.com.au and we'll get back to you within 1 business day. 

Shipping

STATE / COUNTRY

VICTORIA

NEW SOUTH WALES

QUEENSLAND

A.C.T

TAS // W.A // N.T

REST OF THE WORLD

DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

UNAVAILABLE

UNAVAILABLE

*TRACKING: All items are sent via tracked, registered post (AusPost for Australia or another courier for overseas)

**RETURNS: Returns available with 24 hours of delivery

***Days = Business Days

FAQs

Can this grow in pots?

Yes! They're great pot plants and are well suited to growing on balconies (we have a collection on our balcony!)

Where is this plant indigenous to? 

NSW and QLD - Australia.

What soil should I use? 

All soil types suit this plant, however we recommend a high quality native potting mix.


What fertilizer should I use? 

Use a high quality native fertilizer for best results.

Can you ship it to me?

We ship everywhere in Australia except WA, TAS, and the NT. For other countries, please check local quarantine laws for more information.

I'm buying for a school, how do I order?

That's amazing! Feel free to order directly from our website, otherwise if you need anymore help get in touch over email hello@melbournebushfood.com.au

Do you wholesale the plants?

Unfortunately we don't wholesale plants due to a limit in supply.



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