Portulacaria Red Stem
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Portulacaria afra Red Stem

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Mature Size:
18-24" High
Minimum Cold Hardiness:
20° to 30°

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The Red Stem Plant, or Elephant Bush is native to Africa where they can grow into 12' tall shrubs. Bright green, glossy, round leaves stand out in sharp contrast to the mahogany colored stems. Can be grown as a very low maintenance houseplant. Also makes a great bonsai tree. Not cold hardy.

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Mature Size:

18-24" Tall

Shipping Size:

You'll receive approx. a 3-4" pot sized plant.
All plants are shipped bare root with an established, healthy root system.

Growth Rate:


Cold Hardiness Zones:

9-11; View Map
hardiness-icon.gifCold Hardy to 20° to 30°F

Succulent Overview:

Succluent plants hail from all around the world, giving you enough diversity to be engaging for a lifetime. With other worldly forms and unreal colors, our tender succulent varieties are sure to be the crown jewel in your gardening project. Tender succulents are not cold hardy so they can't be kept outside year round in cold climates. However, they do make excellent houseplants in the winter. Succulents are easy care plants and share the same basic requirements. Full to part sun; excellent drainage; not too much water.

1 Review

  • Healthy Plant!

    Posted by Deanna Furrey on Jul 15th 2019

    I received this with two others in an order and it's grown a lot in the past 3 months with minimal effort on my part. Attractive plants that do well with minimal work are my favorite.

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Shipping & Returns

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We pull, pack and ship within 1-3 business days. Orders are shipped Monday thru Friday. We do this so that your order can get to you as quickly as possible. Once your order has been shipped you can generally expect it to be delivered within 3-5 days. Youngs Garden Shop is not responsible for any delays due to the shipper.

Returns Policy
If there is any sort of issue with your order, please contact us as soon as possible. Refunds or replacements for damaged plants will require photos.

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