02 October 2016

Portulacaria afra

Portulacaria afra
the Elephant's Food
Spekboom


Can easily be grown as a houseplant with adequate bright light. Drought tolerant. Chronic over watering can kill the plant. 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.
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Here outdoors with overhead protection is full sun in more northern locations.


Easy care succulent from South Africa.


Can go for several years without repotting.

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