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Elephant bush, Portulacaria afra, Jade plant (Green)

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About Elephant Bush

Botanical name of Elephant bush is Portulacaria afra. Elephant bush is a small-leaved succulent plant found in South Africa. These succulents commonly have a reddish stem and leaves that are green Elephant Bush small-leaved succulent plants found in South Africa. Elephant Bush commonly has a reddish stem and green leaves.

The vibrant green leaves are symbolic of growth and renewal. Jade plants have long been thought to bring good fortune to their owners.

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Description

 

Common Name Elephant Bush, Elephant Food, Dwarf Jade, Small Leaf Jade, Porkbush
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-drained and porous.

 

Watering

Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.

Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) of water when the topsoil (3-4 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.

Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.

Do not overwater the plant.

As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in the winter and rainy seasons.

 

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 plants.

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 the 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 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 topsoil (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 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.
Soil Soil should be well-drained and porus.
Temperature 18-24 degrees Celsius.
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer once a month.

Elephant Bush Special Feature

Consider it as a Good luck plant.

Elephant Bush Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • It makes an excellent container or house plant

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