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

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 Ceraria namaquensis, Portulacaria namaquensis
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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Lewisia cotyledon, Cliff Maids

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Family: Portulacaceae
Cliff Maids
Origin: California
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowers

Fleshy leaves emerge in flat rosettes of spoon-shaped dark green leaves. Funnel-shaped flowers to 1 inch across are borne in compact panicles. The true species has candy-striped pink flowers.


 Lewisia cotyledon, Cliff Maids

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Portulaca grandiflora, Moss rose, Perslane, Purslane

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Family: Portulacaceae
Moss rose, Perslane, Purslane
Origin: Brazil, Uruguay and northern Argentina
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Fleshy stems and leaves, they are one of the very few annual succulents. They tolerate heat and drought, which is a characteristic of their more "native" relative, Portulaca oleracea. The leaves are cylindrical, about an inch long, and pointed on the tips. The roselike flowers are about an inch across and come in bright colors like rose pink, red, yellow, white, and orange. Some are striped or spotted with contrasting colors. Moss rose grows well in poor, sandy or gravelly soils. The soil must be very well-drained. Drought tolerant, but flowers best with regular watering. Don't water with overhead irrigation, which can damage the flowers. The seeds are very tiny, so mix them with sand before sowing to make them easier to scatter. Seeds can be sown directly outside where they are to grow in the spring after all danger of frost has passed.


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Moss rose, Perslane. Fleshy stems and leaves, they are one of the very few annual succulents. They tolerate heat and drought, which is a characteristic of their more "native" relative, Portulaca oleracea. The leaves are cylindrical, about an inch long, and pointed on the tips. The roselike flowers are about an inch across and come in bright colors like rose pink, red, yellow, white, and orange. Some are striped or spotted with contrasting colors. Moss rose grows well in poor, sandy or gravelly soils. Drought tolerant, but flowers best with regular watering. The seeds are very tiny, so mix them with sand before sowing to make them easier to scatter. Seeds can be sown directly outside where they are to grow in the spring after all danger of frost has passed.
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Portulaca molokiniensis, Hawaiian Portulaca, 'Ihi

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Family: Portulacaceae
Hawaiian Portulaca, 'Ihi
Origin: Pacific Islands
CaudexSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsYellow/orange flowers

The thick rounded leaves are pale green and up to 2 inches in length. They often grow in four rows along the stems and tend to cluster at the ends of the branches. A cluster of small yellow cup-shaped flowers forms at the ends of thick stalks that arise from the center of the leaf rosettes.

Portulaca molokiniensis is easy to grow from tip cuttings.


 Portulaca molokiniensis, Hawaiian Portulaca, 'Ihi

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Portulaca oleracea , Common Purslane

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Family: Portulacaceae
Common Purslane
Origin: Tropical Asia
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersSpice or herb

Fleshy stems and leaves, they are one of the very few annual succulents. They tolerate heat and drought.

A Purslane cultivar grown as a vegetable. There are a number of cultivars, some rose pink, red, yellow, white, and orange flowers.


 Portulaca oleracea , Common Purslane

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Portulaca All Aglow

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

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Portulacaria afra variegata
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Portulacaria afra 'Aurea'
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Portulacaria afra variegata


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Portulacaria afra - Baby Jade

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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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Talinum paniculatum variegatum, Variegated Jewels of Opar

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Family: Portulacaceae
Variegated Jewels of Opar
Origin: Americas
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliage

The variegated form of Jewels of Opar has excellent creamy white edged foliage, handsome enough alone, but especially nice when set off by the wiry reddish stems topped with dainty pink flowers. Growing in well-drained soil with some water and lots of sun.


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Talinum paniculatum,Talinum roseum, Portulaca paniculata, Jewels of Opar, Florida Spinach

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Talinum paniculatum 'Limon'
 Talinum paniculatum,Talinum roseum, Portulaca paniculata
Family: Portulacaceae
Jewels of Opar, Florida Spinach
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Beautiful low-growing shrub 2-3 ft tall with lots of bright pink flowers that open in the morning and stay open till late afternoon. Very fast growing. What makes this plant special? If you read "Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar" by Edgar Rice Burroughs: "...Tarzan stooped and lifted a leathern pouch from the grisly relics of a man. The hard outlines of the contents brought an exclamation of surprise to his lips. "The jewels of Opar!" he cried, holding the pouch aloft, "and," pointing to the bones at his feet, "all that remains of Werper, the Belgian..."


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