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A picture of a Whipstick-Porkbush


Portulacaria armiana

Also known as

Large-Leafed Spekboom

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RHS hardiness


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  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Whipstick-Porkbush

Flower stalk
Portulacaria pygmaeum
Long whipstick
Leaf litter

Whipstick-Porkbush Overview

Portulacaria armiana is a large succulent-leafed shrub bearing grey-green leaves and long perennial whipstick-like branches with sprays of soft white flowers. It is endemic to the lower Orange River Valley, growing in the Ai-Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier National Park. A very hardy, drought-tolerant plant best grown in desert and succulent karoo gardens.

Special features of Whipstick-Porkbush

Drought resistant