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Portulacaria afra variegata

Native range: South Africa

Known names: Portulacaria afra 'Tricolor', Mini Jade, Elephant Bush, Porkbush, Spekboom

Hardiness: Best above freezing, thrives indoors by sunny windows.

Mature Size: ~5' tall, ~5' wide (in the proper enviornment ofcourse)

Light: Very bright light - Full sun (except for desert areas)

Water: Let soil dry out for about a week before rewatering.

Soil: Fast-draining, holds moisture well but fast-draining. Add extra pumice or pearlite into potting mix. 

Dormancy Period: Summer

Pet-Safe: No

Plant Size: 2" pot


This variegated form is slower-growing than the (already-slow-growing) green form. This can be grown in a pot but will start its cascading when it is around 6" long. This succulent is a little bit thirstier than most succulent though so water regularly. 

Portulacaria afra var. variegata [2.5"]

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