Portulacaria afra variegata
Portulacaria afra variegata is a striking succulent plant due to its special colours. The leaves have a beautiful light green color that are arranged in groups over the almost red stem. It is ideal as a hanging plant and does not require too complicated care.
The succulent plant prefers a bright spot in the house, but not in direct sunlight. If the succulent plant gets too much light, you will see this quickly enough by the leaves that turn yellow.
Succulents generally withstand drought well, but Portulacaria afra variegata grows best if you water it regularly. In the summer you water it once a week and in the winter it is best to wait until the leaves dry out slightly. In any case, always make sure that no water remains in the pot. This can cause root rot.
The plant is not edible.
The hanging plant is supplied in a hanging pot with a diameter of 14 cm.
The Portulacaria afra variegata originally from South Arika. In the wild, the succulent plant can grow up to 6 meters high. Elephants like to eat this succulent plant, which is why the Portulacaria afra variegata is also called 'Elephants bush'.