We love the Portulacaria afra (also known as elephant bush, dwarf jade plant, porkbush) because of it's a beautiful shape. Its charm rivals any bonsai and this tree will grow happily indoors all year. Plants this shape, with thick trunks are hard to find.
We just love the haphazard shape of this Portulacaria afra it gives it a wild look that a more manicured shape just wouldn’t offer. You can really imagine this plant in South Africa - it takes your mind far away from the stresses of everyday life! There is so much that a plant like this can give - it’s really therapeutic to look at and care for.
Fun fact, this plant is a favourite food for Rhinoceroses and Elephants!
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Portulacaria afra care level
This houseplant is really easy care.
Where should I put Portulacaria afra?
It really prefers partial shade but it’s such an easy-going plant, as long as it’s not in the complete shade it will thrive. A few months in the garden in the summer is great for the dwarf Jade Plant.
Portulacaria afra watering
Water when the soil is dry to the touch, soak through and allow to drain.
Should I feed it?
You can feed Portulacaria afra during the summer months - try our vegan, organic plant food!
Is it suitable if I have pets?
No, it can be toxic to pets.
What size is it?
W17cm x H70cm
For more tips on general houseplant care, please take a look at our video!
Portulacaria afra is part of a family of succulents - you might like to try another!