Portulacaria afra

Spekboom / Elephant’s Food

 Very sculptural, evergreen succulent plants that can be used as low hedges, for screening, in rockeries, containers and even as bonsai. It is covered in dainty pink flowers during spring and early summer. The standard version will add height and a dash of afro chic to any sunny  border, balcony or patio.


Pay over 3 EQUAL zero-interest instalments of R13.33 with PayJustNow.
Find out how...

PayJustNow is a simple, easy-to-use payment system.

Here’s how it works:

PayJustNow allows you to pay for your purchase over 3 equal, zero interest instalments. You’ll pay one instalment at the time of purchase, the next at the beginning of the following month and the last one a month thereafter.

Step 1:

Browse your favourite online stores and proceed to check-out.

Step 2:

Choose PayJustNow as your payment method.

Step 3:

Create your account as easily as if your eyes were shut (though we’d recommend you keep them open).

Step 4:

Complete your purchase and whoop for joy!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  A valid RSA ID document

  To be over 18 years old

  An email address

  A SA Bank issued debit or credit card

Indigenous to South Africa
Sun / Semi-shade
Low watering needs
Requires a very well-draining, slightly sandy soil or potting mixture
Spekboom is famous for being a very effective carbon sponge
The leaves are edible and can be used in salads or eaten whole to quench thirst and to treat a sore throat.