8" Elephant Bush - Jade Portucalaria Affra - 4 Pcs Live Plant
Elevate Your Space with the Enchanting Elephant Bush Succulent (Portulacaria afra)
Elephant Bush (Portulacaria afra) is a charming succulent known for its unique appearance. With small, round, glossy leaves and thick stems, it's reminiscent of a jade plant but more compact. It's easy to care for—give it bright, indirect light, allow the soil to dry between waterings, and watch it thrive.
Elephant Bush can be grown indoors or outdoors, making it a versatile addition to your plant collection. Its drought tolerance and resistance to pests make it a great choice for beginners. Remember to prune and shape it as needed for your desired look.
Season: Thrives in warmer seasons, typically from spring to fall.
USDA Zones: Ideally suited for zones 9 to 11, tailored to specific climates.
Height: Typically grows to a height of 1 to 3 feet.
Bloom Season: Flourishes in late spring to early summer.
Bloom Color: Displays vibrant colors such as red, orange, yellow, and pink.
Environment: Prefers environments with full sun to partial shade.
Soil Type: Flourishes in well-draining, aerated soil.
Deer Resistant: Generally not preferred by deer due to its aromatic nature.
Latin Name: Belongs to the species Capsicum annuum.
Temperature: Thrives in warm temperatures, around 70-85°F (21-29°C).
Average Germ Time: Typically germinates in 7-14 days under suitable conditions.
Light Required: Requires ample sunlight for optimal growth.
Depth: Plant seeds at a depth of 1/4 to 1/2 inch.
Sowing Rate: Generally, a few seeds per square foot are sufficient.
Moisture: Maintain consistent moisture levels without waterlogging.
Plant Spacing: Space plants around 18 to 24 inches apart for healthy growth.