Portulacaria afra – Portulacaria afra – Fatty plants – Portulacaria afra – Succulent

see also: Portulaca, Glass flower – Portulaca oleracea

Portulacaria afra

Exposure and watering

Portulacaria afra Exposure: the portulacaria prefers sunny or even semi-shady locations; it can bear temperatures close to 0°C, but we suggest keeping the plant at temperatures not lower than 7-10°C.

Watering: from March to October water the plant only when the soil is perfectly dry, even every 10-15 days, during the cold months water sporadically the plants grown at temperatures above 15 ° C, otherwise suspend watering. During the vegetative period, dissolve in the water of the watering of the fertilizer for succulent plants, every month.

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Portulacaria afra: Other advice

Soil: grown in very well drained, sandy soil; a suitable substratum can be prepared for the cultivation of the portulacaria by mixing balanced soil with equal amounts of washed river sand.

Multiplication: by leaf or stem cutting; portulacaria cuttings root very easily and can also be directly buried in the cultivation container.

Parasites and diseases: they fear cochineal and mites; too much watering or a poorly draining soil can quickly favour the development of radical rottenness.


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