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Portulacaria afra (Elephant Food)

Portulacaria afra
Elephant Food

Elephant Food is a perennial succulent that is the perfect houseplant for beginners. The branches of this succulent can be trained into a bonsai for added interest, but this would require more hands-on care. This is a very forgiving plant, it is tolerant to dry soil, temporary bouts of drought and heat.

Plant Type Cactus / Succulent, Perennial, Shrub
Exposure Partial Sun, Indirect Sunlight
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 10 (30°F)Zone 11 (40°F)Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Creamy White, Pink, Inconspicuous
Flower Season Late Spring, Early Summer
Growth Rate Slow
Height 1-10ft
Characteristics Great Foliage, Showy
Maintenance Low, Average
Garden Uses House Plant
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Heat
Soil Type
Soil PH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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