4.6 out of 5 (194 experiences)
Also known as
Elephant Food, Dwarf Jade Plant, Porkbush, Spekboom and Little Jade
How to care for Elephant Bush
Elephant Bush needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Denver, Colorado.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 6th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Denver is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
February 5th, 2023
Denver is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Denver is expected to increase by 43% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…
February 5th, 2023
This month, Denver is getting an average of 8.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 12.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of dayl…
Elephant Bush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Denver, Colorado ⛅.
Elephant Bush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.
What other plant parents say
I love my little Elephant Bush! For someone who wants to brighten up their space but has a very poor record keeping plants alive, this plant is perfect! I’ve had my bush since it was only a couple inches tall and within a month or so both of the sprigs have nearly tripled in height