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Alluaudia comosa, Hairy Alluaudia

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 Alluaudia comosa
Family: Didiereaceae
Hairy Alluaudia
Origin: Madagascar
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsDeciduousThorny or spiny

Alluaudia is a genus of six species of flowering plants endemic to Madagascar. Several of the species are grown as indoor ornamental plants in specialist succulent collections. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers.


 Alluaudia comosa, Hairy Alluaudia

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Alluaudia dumosa, Alluaudia

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Family: Didiereaceae
Alluaudia
Origin: Madagascar
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterThorny or spiny

Alluaudia dumosa is a very slow grower succulent shrub or small tree. It has grey-green thick succulent stems which have no adherent leaves and very few spines.


 Alluaudia dumosa, Alluaudia

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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Family: Didiereaceae
Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo
Origin: Madagascar
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Alluaudia is a genus of six species of flowering plants endemic to Madagascar. Several of the species are grown as indoor ornamental plants in specialist succulent collections. Alluaudia procera needs full sun or high interior lighting with a very well drained soil mix.


 Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Alluaudia sp.

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Family: Didiereaceae
Origin: Madagascar
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterThorny or spinyUnknown name

Alluaudia is a genus of six species of flowering plants endemic to Madagascar. Several of the species are grown as indoor ornamental plants in specialist succulent collections. Alluaudia procera needs full sun or high interior lighting with a very well drained soil mix.


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Ceraria namaquensis, Portulacaria namaquensis, Namaqualand Ceraria, False Portulacaria, Namaqua Porkbush

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Family: Didiereaceae   (Formerly:Portulacaceae)
Subfamily: Portulacarioideae
Namaqualand Ceraria, False Portulacaria, Namaqua Porkbush
Origin: South Africa
Can be used for bonsaiSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowers

Very slow growing smallish, woody stemmed desert shrub with many short, spiky semi-deciduous, succulent leaves. It is usually grown grafted on Portulacaria afra.


 Ceraria namaquensis, Portulacaria namaquensis, Namaqualand Ceraria, False Portulacaria, Namaqua Porkbush

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Didierea madagascariensis, Octopus Tree

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Family: Didiereaceae
Octopus Tree
Origin: Madagascar
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsThorny or spiny

These hardy drought-resistant plants appear as a spine-encrusted mass of branches.


 Didierea madagascariensis, Octopus Tree

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Didierea trollii, Octopus Plant

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Family: Didiereaceae
Octopus Plant
Origin: Madagascar
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterThorny or spiny

The spiny, succulent stems initially grow along the ground, bearing small deciduous green leaves when in active growth.


 Didierea trollii, Octopus Plant

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Portulacaria afra, Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush, Baby Jade, Crassula Portulacaria

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Portulacaria afra 'Aurea'
 Portulacaria afra
Family: Didiereaceae   (Formerly:Portulacaceae)
Subfamily: Portulacarioideae
Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush, Baby Jade, Crassula Portulacaria
Origin: South Africa
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersSpice or herbEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This interesting plant can be used as an indoor bonsai where sunlight or strong artificial light is sufficiently available. The plant known to us as P. Afra was first illustrated from a rooted cutting in 1732 by Dr. Johann Jakob Dillenius, Oxford professor of botany, in his Hortus elthamensis. Not having flowered, it was understandably thought to be a species of Crassula. The common names derive from the succulent nature of the plant's leaves and stout trunk, and also from the observation that elephants will browse upon this. This is a stout juicy-stemmed, soft-wooded, semi-evergreen upright shrub or small tree, in the ground growing about 9 ft tall. The diameter of the trunk can be 9" or more. The leaves and young branches/branch tips are quite phototropic. Older branches, gray, shiny and up to 2" thick, will hang down or trail on the ground. Spreading outward, less frequently they will grow erect, especially at the center of the plant. Has opposite, obovate (egg-shaped), glabrous, very fleshy, blunt green leaves usually less than 1" long and without a distinct petiole or leaf stem. The flowers are white/pink/rose/lilac-colored. In South Africa P. afra bears these star-shaped flowers in late spring and summer after the rains, but seldom blooms in the western U.S., Hawaii, or Florida. The flowers are rare in cultivation, but if kept very dry the older and presumably unpruned plants may flower after rain. The berry-like fruit is pinkish, small, light, dry, transparent. Leaves of plants grown in full sun are smaller than those of the same variety grown in partial shade. Full sun is also known to bleach the leaves to a pale yellowish color on some large potted specimens. Brown patches on leaves can be due to sun scorch. Move the affected plant to a more airy place and shade from the hot sun for two weeks. Cuttings can become rooted in water, but after about one month the cutting needs to be put in soil or else it will rot.

In Africa, it is a favorite food for both Elephants and Rhinoceros, and is grown in farms for feeding both animals and people. The foliage when eaten raw, steamed, lightly boiled, or especially stir-fried, is not only delicious but actually very nutritious, containing more beneficial Beta 3 fatty acids than most fish.

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 Portulacaria afra, Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush, Baby Jade, Crassula Portulacaria

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Portulacaria afra, Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush, Baby Jade, Crassula Portulacaria

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Portulacaria afra 'Aurea'
Portulacaria afra, Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush, Baby Jade, Crassula Portulacaria

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Portulacaria afra, Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush, Baby Jade, Crassula Portulacaria

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Portulacaria afra, Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush, Baby Jade, Crassula Portulacaria

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Portulacaria afra, Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush, Baby Jade, Crassula Portulacaria

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Portulacaria afra, Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush, Baby Jade, Crassula Portulacaria

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Portulacaria afra, Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush, Baby Jade, Crassula Portulacaria

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Portulacaria afra, Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush, Baby Jade, Crassula Portulacaria

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Portulacaria afra, Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush, Baby Jade, Crassula Portulacaria

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Portulacaria afra, Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush, Baby Jade, Crassula Portulacaria

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Portulacaria afra, Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush, Baby Jade, Crassula Portulacaria

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Portulacaria afra, Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush, Baby Jade, Crassula Portulacaria

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Portulacaria afra variegata
Portulacaria afra, Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush, Baby Jade, Crassula Portulacaria

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Portulacaria afra 'Aurea'
Portulacaria afra, Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush, Baby Jade, Crassula Portulacaria

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Portulacaria afra variegata


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Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush, Baby Jade. This interesting plant can be used as an indoor bonsai where sunlight or strong artificial light is sufficiently available. The common names derive from the succulent nature of the plant's leaves and stout trunk. The diameter of the trunk can grow to 9" or more.
In Africa, it is a favorite food for both Elephants and Rhinoceros, and is grown in farms for feeding both animals and people. The foliage when eaten raw, steamed, lightly boiled, or especially stir-fried, is not only delicious but actually very nutritious, containing more beneficial Beta 3 fatty acids than most fish.
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