Gift Plants

Portulacaria- Elephant Bush Plant


The "Portulacaria" or "Elephant Bush Plant" is a succulent with fleshy, glossy leaves that grows as a small bush.

Native to South Africa, the Portulacaria plant may grow to  6 to 20-feet tall in their natural habitat, where it is a favourite food of elephants! However, in the home interior, it is much more likely to remain just a few feet tall.

The bush has thick succulent brown stems with small tender green leaves that resemble a diminutive jade plant.

Care Instructions:

  • Position in a bright warm draft-free spot, away from direct sunlight 
  • Cannot tolerate standing in water, allow soil to dry out between watering.
  • Fertilise in late winter to early spring with an indoor plant fertiliser diluted by half

Care Level Rating: Easy