4.7 out of 5 (16 experiences)
Also known as
Elephant Food, Dwarf Jade Plant, Porkbush, Spekboom, Elephant bush - Spekboom and Little Jade
What other plant parents say
it grows fast the variegated version is super pretty. It can be really temperamental tho. it doesn’t need to be water frequently but if it’s not watered exactly when it want to be it’ll drop a bunch …
the biggest worry is overwatering! make sure there is a drainage hole and don’t be afraid to let it dry out a little. but when you get it right it’s the cutest plant ever!!
Was my first plant to survive! Grew extremely fast despite the poor lighting I had been living in previously.
fairly easy to take care of, have noticed both of mine losing some leaves but besides that it’s easy
It’s sensitive to changes in watering schedule so do note!
It can be grown as a bush or a bonsai!
How to care for Elephant Bush
Elephant Bush needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Elephant Bush may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Elephant Bush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.