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Portulacaria 'Rainbow Elephant Bush'

Portulacaria 'Rainbow Elephant Bush'

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The Portulacaria afra 'Rainbow Elephant Bush' is a vibrant and eye-catching houseplant, celebrated for its multicolored foliage in shades of green, pink, and cream. Exhibiting a shrubby and well-branched growth habit, the stems of this plant are adorned with small, rounded leaves, creating a lush and dense appearance. Under ideal conditions, it can reach a mature height of approximately 8-15 feet outdoors, but remains more compact when cultivated indoors.

    Botanical & Common Names

    Botanical: Portulacaria afra

    Common: Rainbow Elephant Bush Portulacaria, Rainbow Elephant Food Portulacaria, Dwarf Rainbow Plant

    Necessary Care Tips

    • Light: Bright Indirect
    • Ideal Temperature: 65-80°F
    • Humidity: Low
    • Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering
    • Fertilize: Every 6-8 weeks during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
    • Preferred Soil: Cacti and Succulent Potting Mix

    Advanced Care Tips

    • Can tolerate bright, indirect light to full sun.
    • Trim back excessively long stems to maintain shape and encourage bushier growth.
    • Easily propagated through stem cuttings. Allow the cut end to callous over before planting in soil.

    Plant Insights

    • Member of the Didiereaceae family, which is a small family of flowering succulent plants that includes only 20 species.
    • The Portulacaria is native to South Africa, particularly regions with arid and semi-arid climates.
    • The Portulacaria is often called "Elephant Bush" because it's a popular food for elephants in its native habitat.
    • It's a fast grower and can quickly fill a pot or garden space with its bushy growth.
    • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
    • Low Maintenance

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