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Portulacaria afra



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Portulacaria afra

Common Name: Elephant Bush

An upright succulent shrub with obovate leaves and thick, multi-branching stems - sometimes likened to a small-leafed jade plant. Bright emerald green foliage adorns the reddish-brown stems. Requires excellent drainage. Hardy to 25 - 30 degrees F. Does well indoors. Stays small in containers, excellent for bonsai. Occasional summer flowers. Native to South Africa.

USDA Zone: Zones 9 - 11

Sunset Zone: Zones 8, 9, 12 - 24; H1, H2

Mature Height: 8 - 12 feet

Mature Width: 4 - 6 feet

Light Needs: Full Sun, Filtered Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Water Needs: Low

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