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by Caroline Fike
(Greeneville, TN)


Green leaf – red stem

Small rounded green and white leaves on a reddish vining stem.

Comments for Perky succulent vine

Sep 06, 2014

Portulacaria afra variegata
by: Jacki

This one’s easy – it’s Variegated Elephants Food – yes, that’s really what it’s called.

There is a plain green kind too, but this one is so pretty with the pale ivory colored stripes. You can see more about it here; Portulacaria afra.

As an African native, this plant likes – you guessed it – warm and bright conditions, and deep occasional watering. And, elephants really do eat it – that’s an indication that it will bounce back, better than ever, after a good hard pruning.

Sep 06, 2014

Super fast response
by: Caroline

Wow, Jacki, you are the best! Thanks for the prompt response. This latest group of IDs will help with the flower show in Knoxville, TN this month.