Portulacaria afra, the Elephant's Food, Spekboom, Dwarf Jade, Elephant Bush
|Forest of Portulacaria afra|
Portulacaria afra - Dwarf Jade or Elephant Bush
Easy care succulent from South Africa.
A houseplant, anywhere with adequate bright light. Drought tolerant. Chronic over watering can kill the plant. Can go for several years without repotting. But do let the soil dry out. Fertilize at one-third strength during the growing season. Prune by pinching or cutting above a pair of pads
WARNING: Elephants attack this plant as if it were a cat attacking catnip.
|Portulacaria afra Semi-cascade|
by Jim Smith:
Jim Smith, bonsai master, is donating 100 bonsai trees to Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce.
Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa