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Portulacaria afra 'Variegata'


Portulacaria afra 'Variegata'

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A much-branched fleshy shrub with smooth obovate glossy green leaves, broadly margined cream with thin pale-red edge on red tinged stems. Stems become interwoven as the plant ages. In their habitat they form dense thickets and provide an important food source for elephants and other herbivores. It is used for hedging in dry mediterranean climates. Will not tolerate any frost, and must have well drained soil and a warm climate or as a house plant.

 
Genus
Portulacaria
Species   afra
Cultivar   'Variegata'

Common name
Jade plant

Family name
Portulacaceae
Place of origin
South Africa


DETAILS
Height
50 cm
Width
50 cm
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Grows in sandy soils / Needs well drained soil

Moisture
Prefers dry soil

Exposure
Avoid frosty sites / Grows in sun or semi-shade


Succulents

Category
Medium, height between 0.23 and 1 metre.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 2.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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