Organic houseplant Portulacaria Afra is a strong succulent plant with a woody 'trunk', red colored stems and small, round, fresh green, fleshy leaves. A decorative succulent that is also grown as a Bonsai tree. A beautiful succulent that is very easy to care for!
BOTANY | Succulent plant Portulacaria Afra originates from South Africa and is also called Spekboom or Elephant Plant. It is one of their favorite snacks, the remains that the elephants leave behind serve as cuttings that will form new plants.
PLANT CARE | Like most succulents, this Portulacaria Afra requires little care. When repotting, use a fast-draining soil and only water when the soil is dry, about once a week in the warm months and every other week in the colder months. Gives organic plant food every month during the growing season.
When you know where the plant originally comes from, you can imitate that environment at home or at work as closely as possible. Then your plant will feel completely at home in no time.
Be careful with over watering. With succulents in particular, an occasional splash of water is sufficient. When water remains at the bottom of the pot, root rot occurs and the plant usually does not survive this.
The kraft paper pot is waterproof for several weeks to months, depending on the water needs of the plant. The pot is 100% biodegradable and plastic-free. As soon as moisture spots appear in the soil, the pot is no longer watertight and it is best to repot the plant. After repotting, the pot can be handed in with the waste paper to be recycled.