Portulacaria afra 'Midstripe Rainbow Bush'
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With a heavily branched, shrubby growth habit, Portulacaria afra ‘Midstripe Rainbow Bush' sports pink stems from which small, oval-shaped, and soft green and wite striped leaves emerge. Though a slow grower, this specimen can eventually reach several feet tall and wide, adding a high contrast, strongly architectural element to any living space!
Unlike many variegated succulents, ‘Midstripe Rainbow Bush’ actually prefers indirect sun, which will provide the plant with the light it needs to grow without causing scorching on the leaves. Highly drought tolerant, it is important to avoid overwatering this specimen – a goal which can be accomplish via a thorough yet infrequent watering routine, coupled with a porous soil mixture within a well-draining pot.
Hardy only to Zone 10, it is important to shield ‘Midstripe Rainbow Bush' from freezing temperatures during its winter dormancy period – your watering routine can also be put on hold during this time, to avoid excess moisture when the plant is not actively adding to its reserves anyway. In exchange for your efforts, small star-shaped blooms will emerge from the tips of the stems during the summer months, bedecked in shades of soft lavender or even pink!