Portulacaria Afra – Elephant Bush Variegated – Live Succulent Potted Plants Grown in 2″ Nursery Pot | Indoor Gift, Small House Back Yard Idea, Home and Garden Housewarming
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Portulacaria afra ‘Variegata’, commonly known as the Variegated Elephant Bush, is a striking and popular succulent plant. It’s a variegated form of the Portulacaria afra species, belonging to the Portulacaceae family.
Foliage: The most distinctive feature of this plant is its attractive variegated foliage. The leaves are small, fleshy, and oval-shaped. They display a beautiful mix of green and creamy white, creating an eye-catching contrast.
Growth Habit: Elephant Bush typically grows as a small, upright, and bushy shrub. However, it’s highly adaptable and can be pruned to create various shapes and sizes, making it a popular choice for bonsai enthusiasts.
Stems: The stems of this succulent are thick, reddish-brown, and have a gnarled appearance, giving it a rustic and appealing look.
Flowers: When conditions are right, Elephant Bush may produce small, star-shaped pink flowers, although it’s primarily grown for its foliage rather than its blooms.
Light: Provide your Variegated Elephant Bush with plenty of bright, indirect sunlight. It can tolerate some direct sunlight but avoid scorching rays.
Watering: Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Water sparingly, as this succulent is drought-tolerant and can rot if overwatered.
Temperature: Elephant Bush is not cold-hardy and should be protected from freezing temperatures. It thrives in warmer conditions and can be grown outdoors in USDA hardiness zones 10-11.
Soil: Use a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix to ensure proper drainage.
Pruning: Regular pruning can help maintain the desired shape and size of the plant. It’s often used in bonsai cultivation due to its flexibility in shaping.
The Variegated Elephant Bush is prized for its striking and elegant appearance. The contrasting green and creamy white leaves make it a standout in any collection of succulents or as a focal point in a garden. Its adaptability in terms of size and shape, along with its distinctive trunk and branches, gives it a unique and charismatic presence.
Whether grown as a potted indoor plant or as part of an outdoor succulent garden, the Variegated Elephant Bush adds a touch of elegance and charm to any space. Its low maintenance requirements make it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced succulent enthusiasts.
Upon receiving your succulent, follow our comprehensive care guide to keep your plant thriving. Succulents are low-maintenance plants, making them ideal for both seasoned gardeners and beginners. Place them in well-lit indoor spaces or in your garden, and water sparingly to avoid overhydration. With minimal effort, you’ll witness these small house plants grow and flourish, bringing a breath of fresh air into your surroundings.
Each order includes a 1.5″ to 3″ live succulent, thoughtfully grown in a 2″ nursery pot. We ship the succulent with the soil intact, ensuring that it arrives at your doorstep in excellent condition. The red or black nursery plastic container complements the succulent’s natural beauty and adds an elegant touch to any setting.
Terms of Sale:
We are committed to providing you with the highest quality succulent plants. Due to the living nature of our products, we do not accept returns. However, if your succulent arrives damaged or experiences any issues within 72 hours of delivery, please reach out to our customer support, and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Things Included in Purchase:
1.5″ to 3″ live succulent
Red or black nursery plastic container
Soil in the nursery pot
Perfect for various occasions, our succulents make great wedding gift ideas, personalized gifts, housewarming gifts, and party favors. Create a natural garden oasis with these potted succulents, adding flair to your back yard ideas. Their charming appeal makes them an ideal choice for indoor plants, bringing the beauty of nature right into your home.
For all your gardening gifts and flower needs, look no further. Our succulents, along with the better home and garden they provide, will captivate your heart and refresh your living spaces. Whether you’re a plant enthusiast or a newcomer to gardening, these succulents are sure to delight. Order now and discover the joy of nurturing these green wonders!
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|Dimensions||4 × 4 × 4 in|