Portulacaria afra 'Tricolor'

SKU: MYBG-SUCC-POAT
filler
Rs.285
Pot size: 5"

Flower Color

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Maintenance

Low

Genus

Portulaca

With Pots

Yes

Size

Small

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Water Requirement

Twice A Week

Product Description

Portulacaria afra f. variegata is a much-branched, slow growing, succulent shrub up to 10 feet, with attractive, reddish-brown stems and smooth, obovate, glossy green leaves up to 2 cm long, heavily variegated with cream.

Variegated Elephant Bush

Family

Portulacaceae

Origin

South Africa

Description

Portulacaria afra f. variegata is a much-branched, slow growing, succulent shrub up to 10 feet, with attractive, reddish-brown stems and smooth, obovate, glossy green leaves up to 2 cm long, heavily variegated with cream. Stems become interwoven as the plant ages. Flowers are small, lavender-pink and clusters shaped

Environment

Bright light with direct sunlight & well-drained sandy soil. Choose a location with indirect sunlight when growing Elephant Bush indoors. Overly bright sunlight can char the leaves and cause them to drop off. Ensure that the container you choose has wide drainage holes.

Landscape Use

Suitable for Container, Rock Garden, Bonsai & Xeriscaping

Most succulents need to be watered twice a week during summers and only once in monsoon & winters. Varieties like Haworthias, Crassulas and Gasterias are well suited for low-light indoors and window-sills. If the leaves get too bulky, it is a sign of overwatering & if the leaves look shrivelled it is a sign of less watering.

As a general rule of thumb, all the ones with colourful leaves like Echeverias, Sedeveria and Graptopetalum like bright sunlight and semi shade in extreme summers. They cannot be kept indoors or in full shade. All succulents love morning sun.

You can fertilise your succulent once a month.

Watering tips : Make sure NOT to water on the plant itself. Water directly in the soil. You can use a cup or a glass to make sure the water does not spray on leaves. When watering, make sure water comes out of the drainage hole.

You can check our video on how to water succulents on : https://youtu.be/GnzodkMYcmg

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