|Common Name||variegated elephant bush, rainbow portulacaria plant, rainbow elephant bush|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 25.4 centimeters.|
Planting And Care
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Natural indirect/artificial bright light is ideal for jade plant growth.
SoilSoil should be well-drained and porous.
WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) 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 FertilizerBefore application of fertilizer loosens 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 ProtectionRemove 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’t Do 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.
Variegated 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 the 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.|
Variegated Elephant Bush Special Feature
Good luck plant.
Variegated Elephant Bush Uses
- It makes an excellent container or house plant