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Elephant Bush

28 reviews
  •  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)
  • Your plant will be meticulously bubblewrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Most of the plants will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging. We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    *** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.

    *** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
  • Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.
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Patty T.
United States United States
Elephant bush. M

Love it,it is very healthy

Parahita R.
United States United States

Very cute elephant bush and survived the transit.

Eric H.
United States United States
Quick shipping and healthy plant!

It is beautiful thanks!

United States United States
Elephant bush

I love my variegated elephant bush. It came in great condition, I have 8 stalks with lots of roots, it will be very easy to grow into a nice full bush.

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Bill B.
United States United States
Elephant Bush order

I lost all of my Elephant Bush plants in the recent freeze in Texas, The cuttings sent for replacing a new crop were FANTASTIC. Beautifully packaged promptly shipped, great cuttings at a moderate price. Thank you Succulent Box.