Elephant Bush (Portulacaria afra 'Prostrate Form')

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Decumbent
Prostrata
Minima

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 3 to 6 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover

Indoor Closeup of an Elephant Bush

Photo gallery:
 Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
By Joy
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Comments:
Posted by Reuben_Plant (Texas) on May 15, 2018 4:35 PM

Some prefer elephant bushes with red tips. When there are red tips, the plant is sunburnt. If it gets too sunny, your plant can lose leaves and that is very horrible (possibly fatal). Make sure that your plant is in partial shade or use a South window.

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