Portulacaria afra is a small-leaved succulent plant found in South Africa. These succulents commonly have a reddish stem and leaves that are green, but also a variegated cultivar is often seen in cultivation. They are simple to care for and make easy houseplants for a sunny location.
It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Portulacaria Afra needs less frequent watering during its dormancy period. Because the leaves on Portulacaria afra are so thin, it can handle more frequent waterings than other succulents.