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 Jacksonville, Florida.
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January 31st, 2023
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Jacksonville is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
February 1st, 2023
Jacksonville is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Jacksonville is expected to increase by 25.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.4 megajoules of energ…
January 31st, 2023
This month, Jacksonville is getting an average of 7.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 7.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 total hours of…
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 Jacksonville, Florida ⛅.
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