Plant Care Rainbow Elephant Bush
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Rainbow Elephant Bush

Also known as

Clarrisa

Taxonomy

Portulacaria afra 'Variegata'
Portulacaria
Didiereaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Rainbow Elephant Bush

Water

How often to water your Rainbow Elephant Bush

Water needs for Rainbow Elephant Bush
0.5 cups
every 12

Rainbow 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 Rainbow Elephant Bush

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Rainbow Elephant Bush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rainbow Elephant Bush: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Rainbow Elephant Bush may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Rainbow Elephant Bush

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Rainbow 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 Rainbow Elephant Bush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Rainbow Elephant Bush

Rainbow Elephant Bush

Rainbow Elephant Bush


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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