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Elephant Bush (Portulacaria Afra)
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.

Elephant Bush (Portulacaria Afra)

  • �Elephant Bush� has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the �soak and dry� method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Portulacaria afra needs less frequent watering during its dormancy period.
  • It does well in full to partial sun. Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place it in a sunny window. This succulent tends to stretch easily if not given enough sunlight, however the stretching isn't as noticeable as other succulents.