Variegated elephant bush, Portulacaria afra variegata, Jade plant variegated - Succulent Plant
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Description for Variegated elephant bush, Portulacaria afra variegata, Jade plant variegated
The Jade plant is the ultimate symbol of prosperity in China. Its 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 variegated leaves that grow in opposite directions.
Silver dollar jades are hardy to plant year-round outdoors. The plant is considered a succulent shrub and will grow up to 10 feet tall.
Planting and care
For indoor cactus & succulents, recommended pot size is 10inch, it may do well in 6-inch pot as well.
Use a potting soil mix with a little sand; a cactus & succulents like good drainage. You can mix in a little slow release organic fertilizer. Make sure to pack down the soil around the transplanted plant, and thoroughly water it, to help spur the rooting process in the new soil.
It requires normal watering when the soil is dry in the summer, and very little watering in the winter. You can apply low-nitrogen liquid fertilizer every 6 to 8 weeks between spring and early fall.
Caring for Variegated elephant bush
- The most common mistake made in succulent plants is watering.
- They are drought tolerant but do require watering from April to October.
- In winter the plants are dormant and you may suspend watering.
- Elephant bush succulents in the home interior should not have consistently wet feet.
- Make sure the pot drains well and do not leave a saucer with water sitting under the container
Typical uses of Variegated elephant bush
Special features: It is easily grown as a seasonal accent plant or low maintenance houseplant in our part of the world. Also sometimes called elephant food or elephant plant; dwarf jade, miniature jade or small leaf jade.
Ornamental use: The home interior is an excellent place to grow elephant bush houseplants.
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Pot seems to be really small. DO I have to shift the plan to the bigger pot as it starts growing in a few months?
Hope many more to purchase and recommend to buy from this seller without giving room second thought
Very nice plant ...n very neatly packed
Where did you get the round plant stands with the feet on them?
Do we have to replant it when this will be get delivered to us at home?