Portulacaria afra 'Variegata'

Elephant Bush, Elephant's Food, Baby Jade

Family: Portulacaceae Purslane


Type Shrub, groundcover, succulent
USDA Hardiness range 9A - 11
Exposure Full sun
Bloom color Lavender
Bloom time Spring and Summer
Water needs Dry to moist
Landscape uses Cascades, container, foundation, ground cover, massing, rock garden, screen, seashore
Height 36" to 6' / 90cm to 1.80m
Spread 6" to 6' / 15cm to 1.80m
Growth rate Slow
Persistence Semi-evergreen
Leaf color Green, variegated
Fruit color n/a
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral, alkaline, slightly alkaline
Soil type Sandy, loamy
Form Prostrate, rounded, spreading or horizontal
Attributes and features Attractive foilage