Portulacaria afra ‘Variegata’


Portulacaria afra ‘Variegata’, also known as ‘Elephant Bush’ is a many-branching succulent shrub that can grow up to 10′. Its stem is a deep reddish-brown with strong branches, longest at the base and getting shorter near the top, growing opposite one another resembling the shape of a fern. With age the branches will begin to drape. Leaves are white near the edges with green centers and pink margins in cooler temperatures. Little lavender flowers bloom in clusters in the late winter and early spring.