4.6 out of 5 (195 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 Madison, Wisconsin.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 6th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Madison is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
December 4th, 2022
Madison is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Madison is expected to decrease by 31.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per …
December 3rd, 2022
This month, Madison is getting an average of 8.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.8 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 Madison, Wisconsin ⛅.
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.
December 2nd, 2022
The growing potential in Madison is very 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