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 Fort Collins, Colorado.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 30th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Fort Collins is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
January 28th, 2023
Fort Collins is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Fort Collins is expected to increase by 36.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energ…
January 26th, 2023
This month, Fort Collins is getting an average of 8.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 10.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours o…
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 Fort Collins, 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.
January 25th, 2023
The growing potential in Fort Collins is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to …
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