Variegated Elephant Bush Plant

Scientific name : “Portulacaria afra”

Portulacaria Afra “Elephant Bush” is a large, bushing succulent with woody stems that can grow to incredible heights when given the proper time, nutrients, and growing conditions. It can also be used in hanging baskets to add a “spiller”. Portulacaria Afra is a perfect addition to your indoor or outdoor succulent garden.

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Portulacaria Afra “Elephant Bush” is a large, bushing succulent with woody stems that can grow to incredible heights when given the proper time, nutrients, and growing conditions. It can also be used in hanging baskets to add a “spiller”. Portulacaria Afra is a perfect addition to your indoor or outdoor succulent garden. Although a popular name for this succulent is “Miniature Jade,” it is not related to Crassula ovata. “Elephant Bush” also comes in miniature and variegated forms. The non-variegated form is more heat tolerant. Portulacaria Afra is a popular succulent for bonsai. To grow Portulacaria Afra “Elephant Bush” from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

Sunlight – It requires at least five to six hours of indirect sunlight and can tolerate partial shade.

Watering – Low watering needs. Put your finger into the top inch of soil. If it feels dry, it’s time to water moderately.

Plant Care – The ideal room temperature for dwarf jade is between 61 and 71 degrees F. Do not water the plant before pruning because its trunk, stems, and leaves will be filled with moisture. Wait until the soil is dry.

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