Portulacaria afra - Baby Jade

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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

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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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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