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Elephant bush, Portulacaria afra, Jade plant (Green) - Succulent Plant

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The Jade plant is the ultimate symbol of prosperity in China. It is believed that Jade plant bring prosperity and good luck.


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Elephant bush, Portulacaria afra, Jade plant (Green) Plant
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Description for Elephant bush, Portulacaria afra, Jade plant (Green)

Plant height: 0.7 - 1.2 inches (1 - 4 cm)
Plant spread: 4 - 6 inches (10 - 16 cm)

The Jade plant is the ultimate symbol of prosperity in China. It s flat round leaves and compact shape makes it the Asian equivalent of a money tree. They survive well in the small shallow containers.Jades are evergreen plants with thick branches and smooth, rounded, fleshy leaves that grow in opposite directions.
With their thick, woody stems and oval-shaped leaves, jade plants have a miniature, tree-like appearance that makes them very appealing for use as a decorative houseplant.

Common name(s): Elephant Bush, Elephant Food,Elephant Plant, Miniature Jade, Dwarf Jade, Dwarf Jade Plant, Small Leaf Jade, Porkbush
Flower colours: Pink
Bloom time: Winter
Max reachable height: Up to 10 feet.
Difficulty to grow: Moderately easy

Planting and care

Jade plant can easily be propagated by leaf or stem cutting.

Stem cutting :

  • Select a branch on the jade plant that is healthy and free from disease.
  • The branch should be 3 to 4 inches long for rooting a jade plant.
  • Use a sharp, clean knife to cut the selected branch off the plant.
  • Allow the cutting to dry. The wound on the jade plant cutting you have taken will be wet and will invite disease if you try to root it wet.
  • Allow the jade plant cutting to rest in a dry, preferably warm, spot until a callous develops (about one to two weeks).
  • In order to further make sure that disease does not infect the jade plant cutting, you can dust the open wound with rooting hormone, which will also contain an anti-fungal compound.
  • Once the cut on the jade plant cutting has dried, place the cutting into a potting mixture made of half vermiculite or perlite and half soil.
  • When rooting a jade plant, water sparingly so that the potting mixture is only damp until the jade plant cutting takes root.
  • After it has rooted, you can treat it as you would a normal jade plant.

  • Leaf cutting :
  • When starting a jade plant from a leaf, start by selecting a healthy leaf from the plant.
  • Snip the leaf from the plant.
  • Lay the jade leaf onto a potting mixture of half vermiculite or perlite and half soil.
  • Water the potting mixture once after you lay the jade leaf down and water sparingly until the leaf puts out roots.
  • Once the leaf has taken root, the leaf will start to grow plantlets, or tiny plants, from the edges of the leaf that touch the soil.
  • Once the plantlets are a few inches tall, you can treat them as normal jade plants.
  • Sunlight: Full to partial sunlight
    Soil: Well drained and fertile soil
    Water: Moderately
    Temperature: 15-30 degree C.
    Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

    Caring for Elephant bush

    • During the main growing season (April - August) feed with organic fertilizer once a month.
    • Keep the Jade plant in a place where it can get at least 4-5 hours of sunlight.
    • Allow the soil to become dry at the top to the touch between watering and do not over water.
    • Jade plant should be repot once a year at the beginning of spring.

    Typical uses of Elephant bush

    Special features: Coin shape leaf

    Ornamental use: Excellent pot plant for sunny windows.



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    5 / 5 Suchismita Samal 02 July 2018
    I can see the love and care that goes into shipping my plants, thanks nurserylive.
    4 / 5 Rohith Raveendran 02 July 2018
    Very nice plant to have.
    4 / 5 Nilda Leonardo 02 July 2018
    I really like ur live plants and wish to order more in future
    4 / 5 Swarna 02 July 2018
    What are other names of this plant?
    4 / 5 Alka Devi 02 July 2018
    Couldn t find it anywhere else.


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