Portulacaria is a genus of succulent plants. Classified in its own subfamily Portulacarioideae in the family Didiereaceae. Additionally, it is indigenous to Southern Africa.

Species include:
  • Portulacaria armiana AKA Large-Leafed Spekboom and Whipstick-Porkbush.
  • Portulacaria carrissoana (previously Ceraria carrissoana)
  • Portulacaria fruticulosa (previously Ceraria fruticulosa or Ceraria schaeferi) A soft-wooded deciduous shrub. Succulent leaves are flat and round.
  • Portulacaria longipedunculata (previously Ceraria longipedunculata or Ceraria kaokoensis) A deciduous shrub with long, thin, succulent leaves. It is soft-wooded with bisexual flowers.
  • Portulacaria namaquensis (previously Ceraria namaquensis) AKA Namaqua porkbush and Namaqua portulacaria. A succulent shrub, native to the border between South Africa and Namibia. Waxy, fleshy and very slow growing.
  • Portulacaria pygmaea (previously Ceraria pygmaea) AKA the pygmy porkbush. Height: 6-12 inches (15-30 cm)
See related article: Portulacaria Afra AKA Elephant Bush Care & Propagation
Portulacaria afra
Portulacaria armiana 
Portulacaria armiana 
Portulacaria namaquensis
Portulacaria pygmaea

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