Portulacaria affra prostrata leaves 3

Portulacaria afra prostrata Dwarf Elephant’s Food (english)

Taxonomy

Family PORTULACACEAE
Genus Portulacaria
Specie afra
Sub Specie prostrata
SA Plant Number
Basionym Portulacaria afra prostrata

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Description

Portulacaria afra prostrata is a fairly hardy, pretty, succulent groundcover is a variety of P. afra but instead of being a large upright shrub it has a creeping habit and stays low.

It has attractive round, glossy leaves on long arching succulent branches. From October to Jananuary after rain, it is covered in clear pink to rosy mauve flowers. Useful for binding the soil.

They look great cascading down a rockery, in a Loffelstein wall, hanging basket or planted under Cycads or other form plants.

Plant in well-drained soil in sun or shade.

Size 10 to 20cm

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Distribution

Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal,  Eastern Cape

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