Elephant bush 'bonsai'



Portulacaria afra 'Elephant bush' - bonsai

Common names: Elephant Bush, Small Leaf Jade, Elephant's Food

This small tree is native to South Africa, and has very similar care requirements to the crassula jade family. It is known for it's red stems and sweet succulent leaves that look like small platelets. It is a relatively hardy succulent and grows and spreads into a beautiful bush. This woody-stemmed bonsai variety will bring a sense of stately elegance into your home, and might treat you to lovely white blossoms!


Light: Bright Filtered

Water: Occasional

Ease: Knowledgeable

Pet friendly: Yes

Fun Fact: Portulacaria afra is a popular snack for elephants, goats and tortoises, and makes an appearance in human cuisine!

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