Elephant Bush, Portulacaria afra is an interesting succulent. Its leaves are shaped like elephant ears, which give it the cute nickname “Elephant Bush”. Elephant Bush is low maintenance and drought tolerant, so it can be grown easily as a houseplant. The soft wood branches can grow quite long, making this succulent a good trailing plant in hanging planters. The variegated version of Portulacaria Afra is called “Rainbow Bush” thanks to the lovely white and yellow variegation on the leaves. The non-variegated form is more heat tolerant. All of the plants will be shipped bare root.
Full Sun, Partial Sun. Prefers porous and dry soil. Water thoroughly only when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely.
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)