Plant of the month Spekboom
Portulacaria afra ‘Green Carpet’ is a hardy groundcover with a prostrate growth habit. It requires little maintenance and is ideal for growing on slopes and banks.
Spekboom responds well to pruning, so it makes an excellent hedge plant that is extremely waterwise. Plant 30cm-high cuttings about 50cm apart in a row. Cut back the side-shoots regularly by about half to encourage branching from an early age; this will result in a denser hedge.