Elephant Bush (Portulacaria afra 'Variegata')

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Variegated
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Uses: Suitable for miniature gardens
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: north central TexasDate: 2014-09-20
By needrain
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Location: Orangeburg, SCDate: 2017-04-13Elephant Bush Plant
By Deebie
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Location: Gilbert, AZDate: 2017-09-14
By LizDTM
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Date: 2018-08-23
By Traijin
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Location: Gause, TexasDate: 2020-03-062-yr old specimen in full sun on rural property.  Thrives with mo
By Peggy8b
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By Joy
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: Sep 2011
By dave
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Location: Austria / Wiener NeustadtDate: 2015-09-29
By Insagi
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Date: 2016-07-11
By bwv998
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Location: Gilbert, AZDate: 3/4/17
By LizDTM
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Posted by Dutchlady1 on Sep 15, 2012 8:20 AM

I find this one slower growing and more pendulous than the non-variegated form.

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Plant Events from our members
LizDTM On March 5, 2017 Transplanted
LizDTM On March 4, 2017 Obtained plant
Bought at Boyce Thompson Arboretum
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