Elephant Bush (Portulacaria afra 'Variegata')

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Dry
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Uses: Suitable for miniature gardens
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: north central TexasDate: 2014-09-20
By needrain
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Location: Gilbert, AZDate: 2017-09-14
By LizDTM
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Date: 2018-08-23
By Traijin
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 Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
By Joy
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Location: Orangeburg, SCDate: 2017-04-13Elephant Bush Plant
By Deebie
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: Sep 2011
By dave
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By Joy
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Location: Austria / Wiener NeustadtDate: 2015-09-29
By Insagi
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Date: 2016-07-11
By bwv998
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Location: Gilbert, AZDate: 3/4/17
By LizDTM
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Comments:
Posted by Dutchlady1 (Sunny Naples, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 15, 2012 8:20 AM

I find this one slower growing and more pendulous than the non-variegated form.

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Plant Events from our members
LizDTM On March 5, 2017 Transplanted
LizDTM On March 4, 2017 Obtained plant
Bought at Boyce Thompson Arboretum
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Best performing succulents/cacti in full sun and dry heat, in your garden by _Bleu_ Mar 1, 2019 10:28 AM 30
Help! Elephant Bush dying! by eliza813 Feb 19, 2019 6:12 PM 8
Need help identifying these succulents please! by Supermars Feb 17, 2019 1:09 PM 2
What is this succulent? by Fishgoddess Dec 24, 2018 3:34 PM 4
Succulent leaves falling by plantwill Dec 29, 2018 12:11 PM 3
What are these cuties called? by Sophiesaurus Aug 4, 2018 4:08 PM 4
cactus help! by ariane4plants Jun 29, 2018 7:53 PM 3
Several succulent in need of IDs by Zencat Jun 27, 2018 1:32 PM 5
Show us your variegated plants by rockdale2017 Dec 29, 2018 4:33 AM 105
Cactus and succulents chat by Baja_Costero Mar 20, 2019 7:46 AM 4,087

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