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Scientific Name: Portulacaria afra ‘prostrata’
Alternative Names: Elephants foot (Eng), iNtelezi, isiDondwane, isAmbilane, iNdibili, isiCococo (Zu), iGwanitsha (Xho)

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Portulacaria afra ‘prostrata’


  • Perennial
  • Indigenous to South Africa.
  • Groundcover succulent with a creeping habit – stays low.
  • Useful for binding the soil.
  • Full sun to deep shade.
  • Water wise.
  • Suitable for pots, hanging baskets and rockeries.

Other Uses

  • Excellent 'carbon sponge'.
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