4.6 out of 5 (195 experiences)
Also known as
Elephant Bush, Elephant Bush, Elephant Food, Dwarf Jade Plant, Porkbush, Spekboom and Little Jade
How to care for Portulacaria Afra
Portulacaria Afra needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Portulacaria Afra love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Portulacaria Afra does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Portulacaria Afra 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