Mini Portulacaria Afra Variegata
- The variegated Portulacaria Afra is a shrubby succulent plant with small coin-shaped leaves.
- The plant is multibranched and stems are a reddish-brown colour, offering a nice contrast to the variegated leaves.
- The variegation is incredibly dominant and features cream, light green and even pink colour in the cooler months. It is not unusual for the plant to grow a fully albino branch.
- The variegated Afra is a lot slower to grow and less hardy than the green version
- Portulacaria Afra can reach over 1m in height, depending on the rootspace, but the variegated version can be quite slow to grow.
Position & Care
- Part-shade, filtered light are the best position for this plant, especially during hot summers. In the cooler months, it will happily grow in full sun.
- The variegation is a bit of a disadvantage for plants as the cream/white parts lack chlorophyll. This means the plant cannot process the suns energy well and so is prone to sunburns.
- In heatwaves protect plants in pots from strong afternoon sun.
- Plants established in the ground are very hardy and should not need protection.
- Portulacaria Afra Variegata is drought hardy and only needs to be watered sparingly in cooler months, but more often in the height of summer.
- This plant should survive indoors in a very bright spot, with the sun coming through but it may stretch towards the window.
- Portulacaria Afra Variegata looks brilliant in the garden as a small hedge or a shrub.
- It will also do well in pots.
- Plants are sent bare rooted (without pot or soil).
- The root system will be sufficiently developed.
- The plant is displayed in a 5 cm pot.
- The plant will be small and same/similar to the one in the photos.
- Plants are sent on Mondays and Tuesdays, so they arrive before the weekend.
- Due to restrictions, we cannot post plants to WA, NT or TAS.
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- Please choose your plant carefully as we do not provide refunds if you simply change your mind. Read our Refund Policy
- If you have any questions about Portulacaria Afra Variegata or any of our other online succulents, please do not hesitate to contact us.