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Elephant bush plant, Jade plant – Succulent Plant

1)Name of Plant ( common Name/ scientific name)- Elephant Bush/ Portulacaria afra

2) Type of plant (Indoor/outdoor)- Indoor

3) Size of pot it comes in- 4 inches

4) Seasonal/ perennial-  Perennial

5) Flowering/ Foliage-  Foliage

6) Place to keep- Natural indirect light

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900 in stock

Estimated delivery date 2024/07/21
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Elephant Bush plant

About Elephant Bush plant

Botanical name of Elephant bush plant is Portulacaria afra. Elephant Bush small-leaved succulent found in South Africa. Elephant Bush commonly has a reddish stem and glossy green foliage. The vibrant green leaves are symbolic of growth and renewal. Jade plants have long been thought to bring good fortune to their owners.

Plant Specifications

Common Name Rainbow portulacaria plant, rainbow elephant bush
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 25.4 centimeters.
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting And Care

Sunlight

  • Natural indirect / artificial bright light is ideal for jade plant growth.

Soil

  • Soil should be well drain and porus.

Watering

  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when the top soil (3-4 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.
  • Do not overwater the elephant bush plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of Fertilizer

  • Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.
  • During the main growing season (january-march) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plant.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

Don’ts

  • Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • keep away from the AC Vents.
  • Do not apply water on plant leaves.

Elephant Bush Care

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the elephant bush plant in Natural indirect /Artificial bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when top soil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

Sunlight Natural indirect/artificial bright light.
Watering Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when the topsoil (3-4 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
Soil Soil should be well drain and porus.
Temperature 18-24 degree Celsius.
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer once a month.

Elephant Bush Special Feature

Good luck plant.

Elephant Bush Plant Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • It makes an excellent container or house plant

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