Portulcaria Afra

portulcaria-afra

Portulacaria afra is a succulent shrub with small rounded leaves and a contrasting red stem.

It is an evergreen and performs best in a sunny positions. It is not ideal to plant this plant in heavy frost areas.

‘Elephants food’ can comfortably reach a height of 3metres but is very easily trimmed into versitile hedges and screening plants.

Late winter and spring bring a flash of tiny pink flowers to this plant. These are a rich form of nectar which attracts many insects and this in term will ensure your garden is filled with birds.

Portulacaria afra is marvellous drought tolerant, a carbon sponge and an excellent soil binding plant to prevent soil erosion. All in all an easy to grow and very rewarding shrub!

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