Exposure and watering
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.