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Variegated Elephant Bush

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  •  Variegated Elephant Bush, Portulacaria afra is an interesting succulent. Its leaves are shaped like elephant ears, which give it the cute nickname "Elephant Bush".

     Variegated 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.

     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.

    *** 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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JM
12/11/2020
Josephine M.
United States United States
Great sturdy beautiful plants

Love them. Very healthy and exactly what I ordered

SucculentsBox.Com Variegated Elephant Bush Review
JO
11/05/2020
JANET O.
United States United States
Sweet Gift

This plant was a birthday gift. I have potted it and added a small amount of water. I hope it becomes established quickly.

AS
10/09/2020
Amanda S.
United States United States
Beautiful

Come packaged really good love the plant

A SucculentsBox.Com Customer
MP
09/11/2020
Melissa P.
United States United States
Nice plant now

It came not looking anything like the picture. It got there though and is thriving.

AS
08/05/2020
Ashley S.
United States United States
Great condition!

I was impressed with the fast shipping and healthy condition of the plant. I appreciate the care instructions included in the shipment. Can’t wait to purchase more plants!