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Portulacaria afra

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Wantirna
A10, Indoor
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Wantirna
A10, Indoor
Size: 7cm
Available: 44
$/Unit (EX GST): $2.31 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $2.54 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Portulacaria afra Elephant Bush, Dwarf Jade, Succulent,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs, Succulents & Cacti Shrub Like, Upright

Description:
Popular succulent which over time, will produce thick tree-like brown branches with small fleshy, smooth grey-green leaves. Very tough, often pruned as a bonsai, used as an indoor plant, in courtyards and pots. Tiny mauve flowers appear in Summer if conditions are favourable. Grows approx. 2.5m tall.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Any, Full Sun, Semi Shade, Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Hedging / Screening, Indoor Plant, Low Water Garden, Rockery, Shady Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Grows approx. 2.5m tall, but can be pruned to desired height. Suited to well draining soil. You can get a cactus and succulent specific potting mix. Suited to a gravel mulch.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods

Family Name: Origin:
Didiereaceae Africa

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Tender
Wind: High
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