Elephant Bush (Portulacaria afra 'Prostrate Form')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 3 to 6 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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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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