Plant Care Portulacaria afra Gold

Portulacaria afra Gold


Portulacaria afra Gold

How to care for Portulacaria afra Gold


How often to water your Portulacaria afra Gold

Water needs for Portulacaria afra Gold
0.5 cups
every 12

Portulacaria afra Gold needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Portulacaria afra Gold

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for None in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Portulacaria afra Gold: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Portulacaria afra Gold may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Portulacaria afra Gold

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Portulacaria afra Gold: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Portulacaria afra Gold after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Portulacaria afra Gold

Portulacaria afra Gold

Portulacaria afra Gold

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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