Portulacaria afra prostrata “Trailing Elephant Bush”
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Grows in a prostrate, lateral fashion, resulting in a ground-cover. Drought tolerant when established, from Africa, where it is known as "spekboom." Can be 80% of an elephant's diet. Needs well-draining soil. Water thoroughly when soil is dry, protect from frost, looks best with regular watering in hotter months.
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Recommended pairings: Sedum adolphi Firestorm™, Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’
Bloom time: Summer
Size: 2-3 feet high and 3 feet wide
Plant in porous soil with good drainage
Provide bright light to full sun
Water thoroughly when soil is completely dry to the touch (looks best with regular watering in hotter months
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9 (25-35° F)
Part of what makes succulents so fascinating are the myriad ways they express themselves throughout the year, depending on light, season, temperature, soil, and hydration. For those and other reasons, the plants you receive may not look exactly as they appear on our website.
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