my flowering portulacaria afra (jade) plant

I have been meaning to post this for a while now. In December, during the Australian summer, one of my portulacaria afra (jade) plants flowered a small amount of flowers.

Kitty was in our rooftop garden when she calls out that my plant is flowering. “Not it’s not”, I say, “they don’t flower here”. “Yes it is”, she says, “I swear”. I finally am convinced to come outside and see.

It was the most amazing thing, considering I have never seen this plant flower before, and according to most sites on the Internet, I don’t think I will ever see one again.

The flowers are rare in cultivation, but if kept very dry the older [and presumably unpruned] plants may flower after rain.

Amazing stuff.

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