How to grow Portulacaria afra from cuttings

Portulacaria afra
  • Common name(s): Elephant Bush
  • Family: Didiereaceae
  • Stem cuttings: yes
  • Leaf cuttings: no
  • Root cuttings/runners: no
  • Time: the year round
  • Lighting: bright to sunny
  • Soil: mixes for cacti and succulents, bird sand
  • Temperature: 20 to 30 °C
  • New growth after: first cuttings root after 8 to 10 weeks
  • More infos: it’s better to cover the pot with a freezer bag. The images are showing the cultivar Portulacaria afra “Variegata” which isn’t a fast rooter. Probably the green leaved wild type is rooting faster.

Portulacaria afra

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