Operculicarya decaryi, known as elephant tree or jabily is a thick-stemmed succulent plant species in the family Anacardiaceae, named after the botanical collector Raymond Decary. It is found in Madagascar and is also known as the natural bonsai tree as it one of the few bonsai that will grow well indoors.


This is an extremely rare tree to find for sale and we are selling only hand-picked plants by the happy houseplants team for shape and form. This plant is threatened in its natural habitats so one for collectors.


This plant will thrive as long as its water only when it's completely dry and kept in a warm and sunny spot. 


Happy Houseplants is the place to buy houseplants - whether it’s large indoor plants (UK), mini houseplants or succulents for sale.  We have the plants and the knowledge and we really enjoy sharing our passion for houseplants with you, our customers.


As a special touch, if you’re buying a plant as a houseplant gift, we’ll add in a free, handwritten card - just leave your message at checkout and we’ll do the rest!


Will naturally go dormant in winter and lose its leaves.


Care level

Experienced, specialist care. 


Where should I put this plant?

This plant likes bright light or partial shade, direct sun may scorch leaves.


How should I water it?

Your plant needs very little water, just a misting should be enough when it is dry, or if in soil keep the soil really dry.


Is it suitable if I have pets?

No, this plant is toxic to pets.


What size is this plant?

W14cm x H 50cm. 


For more information on houseplant care, please see our video.


Operculicarya decaryi *rare*