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Portulacaria afra minima (Dwarf Elephant Food)

Portulacaria afra minima
Dwarf Elephant Food, Elephant Mat

This new selection of Elephant Food makes a great groundcover! Plants never grow above 1 foot tall, and are often even more prostrate. This little succulent has done quite well for us in the sun and shade. Good selection for containers or in the ground, Dwarf Elephant Food requires very little irrigation once established, usually just some supplemental water through the dry summer season.

Plant Type Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun, Shade
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Lavender, Inconspicuous
Flower Season Summer
Growth Rate Fast, Moderate
Height 1' - 2' (ft)
Spread 1' - 2' (ft)
Spacing 1' - 2' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Ground Covers, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Cold
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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