[Hanging Spekboom]
[Hanging Spekboom]
[Hanging Spekboom]
[Hanging Spekboom]
[Hanging Spekboom]
[Hanging Spekboom]
[Hanging Spekboom]
[Hanging Spekboom]
[Hanging Spekboom]
[Hanging Spekboom]
[Hanging Spekboom]
[Hanging Spekboom]
[Hanging Spekboom]
[Hanging Spekboom]

PORTIA [Hanging Spekboom]

Portulacaria prostrata

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Regular price R 79.00 Save R -79.00
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Healthy never looked so good

One of South Africa's gems. This local succulent is an oxygen machine, and a single hectare can convert 4,2 tons of carbon dioxide into oxygen each yer. It's a great health plant with leaves containing manganese, cobalt and magnesium. It also contains micro elements iodine and selenium, which acts as an antioxidant. It's lemony tasting leaves are perfect in salads. 

The Spekboom prostrata grows long stems that hang, prostrata coming from the Latin word to “thrown down.”  

Plant comes in a 16cm grow pot. Decorative pots sold separately. 


Flat shipping rates apply per order (add more plants & pay the same on shipping). Gauteng R79, Western Cape R89. Rest of South Africa R119 (Except Limpopo, Mpumalanga & Northern Cape R149).

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Caring for Portia

light

The Spekboom is incredibly versatile and can thrive in bright desert conditions or rainforest-type climates, but in your home it should be by a brightly lit north or east facing window where it gets at least 4 hours of sun a day to thrive. Sudden leaf drop is usually a sign it's not getting enough sun.

Water & hunidity

Only water when the soil is dry. Never over water, Spekbooms can more readily adapt to dry conditions and will rot if overwatered. If the leaves are dropping and look plump and heavy it could be a sign of overwatering & the combination of not enough light to absorb excess water. Dry, shrivelled leaves signal underwatering.

Feeding

Fertilise once during the growing season.

Re-potting

Re-pot when the roots are growing out the drainage holes. Use a cactus or succulent potting mix.

Atrium Top Tip

You can propagate your Spekboom easily by taking a cutting below a node. Remove the bottom leaves, dip the end of the stem into hormone powder and plant into moist succulent mix.

Quirky plant fact

Its carbon-storing capabilities makes it up to 10 times more effective than any tropical rain forest. It lives up to 200 years!