How to grow Ceraria namaquensis

Ceraria namaquensis growing succulent shrub of the genus Ceraria also known as Portulacaria namaquensis or Namaqua porkbush, Ceraria namaquensis perennial summer deciduous plant, used as ornamental plant and it’s drought tolerant, can grow in desert, mediterranean, subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.

Leaves color green, leaves small fleshy in bottle shape.

Ceraria namaquensis flower

Flower color pink in round shape, the flowers grow next to each leaves.

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Requirements for Ceraria namaquensis growing and care:

Well drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but much faster

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
0.5-1.5m, 20-60 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower:
Pink flowers in round shape, the flowers grow next to each leaves

Scientific name:

Ceraria namaquensis

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