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Portulacaria - Afra

Portulacaria - Afra


Portulacaria afra, commonly known as elephant bush, porkbush, purslane tree, or spekboom, is a small-leaved succulent plant found in South Africa. These succulents commonly have a reddish stem and leaves that are green, but also a variegated cultivar is often seen in cultivation. They are simple to care for and make easy houseplants for a sunny location. In frost-free regions they may be used in outdoor landscaping.


Portulacaria afra is a very easy plant to care for. It prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade. It is drought-tolerant and does not need to be watered very often. Fertilize it once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer.



* Picture and information intended only as a guide. Size and colours of plants will vary, not any 1 plant is exactly the same and minor variations will occur.


** All plants will be posted bare rooted.

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