Portulacaria afra

Elephant's Food
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Plant Type

Succulent, Perennial

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

8-12′ x 4-6′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Low water

Flower Color

Lavender

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

8, 9, 12-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

9A-11

An upright growing plant (8-12 feet tall) with reddish brown stems and 1/2 long emerald green leaves.  Looks a little like a dwarf jade plant. Plant in sun or shade with little or no supplemental irrigation.  Hardy to at least 25 degrees. Makes a great drought tolerant foundation plant and can be kept almost any size with pruning.

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