PORKBUSH, ELEPHANTS FOOT, Spekboom (Afr), Intelezi (Zu), Igqwanitsha (Xho) Scientific Name:
Portulacaria afraGet the latest pricelists here
- Indigenous to South Africa
- Attractive evergreen succulent shrub/ small tree that can reach 1,5 - 2m in height when planted in the garden
- Has small round succulent leaves, red stems and bears tiny star-shaped pink flowers in late winter to spring
- Is found on rocky slopes and dry river valleys
- Full sun/ semi shade
- Can tolerate light frost when mature
- Makes a handsome and hardy bonsai
- Very attractive in modern triangular pots
- Has been indicated as a soil binder to prevent soil erosion
- The leaves are edible and have a sour or tart flavor.
- Put a leaf under your tongue when you are thirsty.
- Animal Feed:
- Extremely drought resistant - good standby for farmers - it is a nourishing plant with a high moisture content.
- Source of ostrich feed.
- Backbone to the goat industry.
- Cattle and goats eat it.
- Heavily browsed by elephants and game - large buck like kudu.
- Highly favored by tortoises.
- Valuable source of paper pulp.
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