Plant Care Golden Elephant Bush

Golden Elephant Bush

Taxonomy

Portulacaria afra Gold
Portulacaria
Didiereaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Golden Elephant Bush

Water

How often to water your Golden Elephant Bush

Water needs for Golden Elephant Bush
0.5 cups
every 12

Golden Elephant Bush 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.

Calculate water needs of Golden Elephant Bush

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Golden Elephant Bush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Golden Elephant Bush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Golden Elephant Bush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Golden Elephant Bush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Golden Elephant Bush

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Golden Elephant Bush: repot after 2X growth

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 Golden Elephant Bush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Golden Elephant Bush

Golden Elephant Bush

Golden Elephant Bush


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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