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  • Botanical Name: Portulacaria Afra
  • Common Names: Elephant Bush

Succulent Elephant Bush (Portulacaria Afra): Nature’s Resilient Beauty

The Succulent Elephant Bush, scientifically named Portulacaria Afra, is a resilient and captivating succulent that captures hearts with its unique charm. Its small, round leaves resemble elephant ears, earning it its endearing name. This hardy plant thrives in a variety of conditions, making it an excellent choice for indoor and outdoor gardens. Its woody stems can develop an intriguing bonsai-like appearance with age. With its drought-tolerant nature and adaptability, the Elephant Bush adds an air of natural beauty and strength to any environment. Whether as a potted houseplant or a garden centerpiece, it stands as a testament to nature’s tenacity and timeless allure.

Comprehensive Care Guide for Succulent Elephant Bush (Portulacaria Afra)

The Succulent Elephant Bush, scientifically known as Portulacaria Afra, is a fascinating and hardy succulent prized for its unique appearance and resilience. Follow this comprehensive care guide to ensure your Succulent Elephant Bush thrives and displays its unique beauty to the fullest.

Light:

  • Bright, Indirect Light: Place your Succulent Elephant Bush in bright, indirect sunlight. While it tolerates a wide range of light conditions, it thrives in medium to bright light. A sunny windowsill or a location with filtered sunlight is ideal.

Watering:

  • Allow Soil to Dry: Succulent Elephant Bush is drought-tolerant. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it’s essential to practice underwatering.

Soil:

  • Well-Draining Mix: Plant your Succulent Elephant Bush in a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix. A mix with sand or perlite helps ensure proper drainage and prevents waterlogged soil.

Container:

  • Use a Pot with Drainage: Choose a pot with drainage holes to allow excess water to escape. This prevents water accumulation at the bottom, which can harm the plant’s roots.

Temperature:

  • Moderate Temperatures: Succulent Elephant Bush prefers temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) during the growing season. It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures in the winter but should be protected from frost.

Fertilizing:

  • Minimal Fertilization: Fertilize sparingly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a diluted, balanced liquid succulent fertilizer. Apply every 4-6 weeks. Avoid over-fertilization, which can damage the plant.

Pruning:

  • Minimal Pruning: Trim away any dead or withered branches or leaves as needed to maintain its appearance. Succulent Elephant Bush typically doesn’t require extensive pruning.

Repotting:

  • Repot Sparingly: Succulent Elephant Bush prefers to be slightly root-bound. Repot only when the plant has outgrown its current container, which may be every 2-3 years.

Pests and Diseases:

  • Monitor for Pests: Keep an eye out for common succulent pests like mealybugs or aphids. If you notice an infestation, treat it promptly with neem oil or insecticidal soap.

Propagation:

  • Stem Cuttings: Succulent Elephant Bush can be propagated by taking stem cuttings. Allow cut ends to callus for a few days before planting them in well-draining soil.

Caution:

  • Toxicity: Succulent Elephant Bush is non-toxic to humans and pets, making it a safe addition to your home.

By following these care instructions, you can cultivate a healthy and visually captivating Succulent Elephant Bush (Portulacaria Afra) in your succulent collection. This unique succulent with its distinctive appearance and resilience will thrive and provide beauty year-round with proper care.

FAQ

Certainly, each plant is delivered with a Nursery Pot only. You have the flexibility to choose your preferred pot and repot the plant upon arrival.

If your region experiences cold temperatures below 50°F, consider our "Winter Plant Shipping Protection" to safeguard your plant from cold-related damage.

Please take note of the following:

  • Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

  • Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

  • Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

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Shipping within the USA:

At UrbanPlantNook, we provide nationwide shipping services. Utilizing specially designed plant packaging, we expedite the delivery of plants across the country. Through rigorous testing and refinement, we have developed a winning formula to ensure the highest quality plants upon delivery.

We’ve established reliable partnerships with USPS to facilitate the delivery of plants throughout North America. We are so confident in these partnerships that we guarantee your plants will arrive in excellent condition.

Order Processing:

We maintain year-round shipping, unaffected by local weather conditions. Typically, your order is processed within 2-5 business days from the date of your order placement. Once we’ve shipped your order, you will promptly receive an USPS Tracking Number to track the delivery progress in detail.

Shipping Fees:

Our shipping fees are straightforward. At checkout, you will be charged a flat rate of $9.99 for all orders, regardless of their size and location in the United Stated. However, we also have a fantastic offer: if your order total exceeds $50, you qualify for free shipping.

  • Flat Shipping Rate $9.99 for order under $49.99
  • Free shipping for order more than $50.00

Note: If your order is $50.00 or above, please choose the free shipping method during the checkout process.

Delivery Timeline:

Your parcel is expected to reach your doorstep within a span of 7-14 working days. It’s important to note that the precise delivery timeframe depends on the USPS Delivery Schedule, over which we have limited control. However, rest assured that as soon as your order is dispatched, you will receive a USPS Tracking Number for real-time monitoring.

Our Guarantee:

We take meticulous care in packaging our plants to ensure they arrive in pristine condition. Every plant comes with a 7-day guarantee, providing coverage in case it arrives damaged. If you encounter any issues with your order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email.

We stand firmly behind our products and aim for your complete satisfaction. When you purchase plants from UrbanPlantNook, you can do so with confidence, knowing that your purchase is risk-free.

International Shipping:

As of now, we are only able to provide shipping services within the United States.

Absolutely, we offer a shipping guarantee. We carefully pack each plant in a sturdy carton box to ensure safe delivery. In the rare event of shipping damage, you have a 7-day window to request a refund or replacement. For more detail, please check our Return & Refund & Replacement Policy

We meticulously package our plants for safe delivery in custom-fitted, sturdy carton boxes. These boxes are designed to prevent any shifting during shipment, ensuring your plants arrive in excellent condition. For detailed packaging information, please refer to this link: Our Packing Process

Certainly, should you wish to make changes or cancel your order, kindly reach out within 12 hours of order confirmation. Once your order reaches the "Packing" status, it becomes unmodifiable. For further information, please refer to this page: Order Cancellation & Modification Policy

If you're unsure about your USDA Zone, you can find it by following this link: USDA Zone Map

Planting Accessories

Elevate your gardening experience with our exquisite collection of planting accessories. Whether you're a seasoned horticulturist or just starting your journey into the world of plants, our range of accessories is designed to add a touch of sophistication to your gardening endeavors.

Winter Protection

Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

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This product has multiple variants. The options may be chosen on the product page

Succulent Elephant Bush, Portulacaria Afra

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   Free Shipping on Order more than $50
   We offer replacement or a refund for damaged plant
   Only ship the healthy plants to you
   Over 400+ plants you can choose for your home

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quick plant care guide

Product Information

Information

  • Botanical Name: Portulacaria Afra
  • Common Names: Elephant Bush

Succulent Elephant Bush (Portulacaria Afra): Nature’s Resilient Beauty

The Succulent Elephant Bush, scientifically named Portulacaria Afra, is a resilient and captivating succulent that captures hearts with its unique charm. Its small, round leaves resemble elephant ears, earning it its endearing name. This hardy plant thrives in a variety of conditions, making it an excellent choice for indoor and outdoor gardens. Its woody stems can develop an intriguing bonsai-like appearance with age. With its drought-tolerant nature and adaptability, the Elephant Bush adds an air of natural beauty and strength to any environment. Whether as a potted houseplant or a garden centerpiece, it stands as a testament to nature’s tenacity and timeless allure.

Comprehensive Care Guide for Succulent Elephant Bush (Portulacaria Afra)

The Succulent Elephant Bush, scientifically known as Portulacaria Afra, is a fascinating and hardy succulent prized for its unique appearance and resilience. Follow this comprehensive care guide to ensure your Succulent Elephant Bush thrives and displays its unique beauty to the fullest.

Light:

  • Bright, Indirect Light: Place your Succulent Elephant Bush in bright, indirect sunlight. While it tolerates a wide range of light conditions, it thrives in medium to bright light. A sunny windowsill or a location with filtered sunlight is ideal.

Watering:

  • Allow Soil to Dry: Succulent Elephant Bush is drought-tolerant. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it’s essential to practice underwatering.

Soil:

  • Well-Draining Mix: Plant your Succulent Elephant Bush in a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix. A mix with sand or perlite helps ensure proper drainage and prevents waterlogged soil.

Container:

  • Use a Pot with Drainage: Choose a pot with drainage holes to allow excess water to escape. This prevents water accumulation at the bottom, which can harm the plant’s roots.

Temperature:

  • Moderate Temperatures: Succulent Elephant Bush prefers temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) during the growing season. It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures in the winter but should be protected from frost.

Fertilizing:

  • Minimal Fertilization: Fertilize sparingly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a diluted, balanced liquid succulent fertilizer. Apply every 4-6 weeks. Avoid over-fertilization, which can damage the plant.

Pruning:

  • Minimal Pruning: Trim away any dead or withered branches or leaves as needed to maintain its appearance. Succulent Elephant Bush typically doesn’t require extensive pruning.

Repotting:

  • Repot Sparingly: Succulent Elephant Bush prefers to be slightly root-bound. Repot only when the plant has outgrown its current container, which may be every 2-3 years.

Pests and Diseases:

  • Monitor for Pests: Keep an eye out for common succulent pests like mealybugs or aphids. If you notice an infestation, treat it promptly with neem oil or insecticidal soap.

Propagation:

  • Stem Cuttings: Succulent Elephant Bush can be propagated by taking stem cuttings. Allow cut ends to callus for a few days before planting them in well-draining soil.

Caution:

  • Toxicity: Succulent Elephant Bush is non-toxic to humans and pets, making it a safe addition to your home.

By following these care instructions, you can cultivate a healthy and visually captivating Succulent Elephant Bush (Portulacaria Afra) in your succulent collection. This unique succulent with its distinctive appearance and resilience will thrive and provide beauty year-round with proper care.

Planting Accessories

Elevate your gardening experience with our exquisite collection of planting accessories. Whether you're a seasoned horticulturist or just starting your journey into the world of plants, our range of accessories is designed to add a touch of sophistication to your gardening endeavors.

Check more

Winter Protection

Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

FAQ

Certainly, each plant is delivered with a Nursery Pot only. You have the flexibility to choose your preferred pot and repot the plant upon arrival.

If your region experiences cold temperatures below 50°F, consider our "Winter Plant Shipping Protection" to safeguard your plant from cold-related damage.

Please take note of the following:

  • Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

  • Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

  • Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

+
This product has multiple variants. The options may be chosen on the product page

Shipping within the USA:

At UrbanPlantNook, we provide nationwide shipping services. Utilizing specially designed plant packaging, we expedite the delivery of plants across the country. Through rigorous testing and refinement, we have developed a winning formula to ensure the highest quality plants upon delivery.

We’ve established reliable partnerships with USPS to facilitate the delivery of plants throughout North America. We are so confident in these partnerships that we guarantee your plants will arrive in excellent condition.

Order Processing:

We maintain year-round shipping, unaffected by local weather conditions. Typically, your order is processed within 2-5 business days from the date of your order placement. Once we’ve shipped your order, you will promptly receive an USPS Tracking Number to track the delivery progress in detail.

Shipping Fees:

Our shipping fees are straightforward. At checkout, you will be charged a flat rate of $9.99 for all orders, regardless of their size and location in the United Stated. However, we also have a fantastic offer: if your order total exceeds $50, you qualify for free shipping.

  • Flat Shipping Rate $9.99 for order under $49.99
  • Free shipping for order more than $50.00

Note: If your order is $199.00 or above, please choose the free shipping method during the checkout process.

Delivery Timeline:

Your parcel is expected to reach your doorstep within a span of 7-14 working days. It’s important to note that the precise delivery timeframe depends on the USPS Delivery Schedule, over which we have limited control. However, rest assured that as soon as your order is dispatched, you will receive a USPS Tracking Number for real-time monitoring.

Our Guarantee:

We take meticulous care in packaging our plants to ensure they arrive in pristine condition. Every plant comes with a 7-day guarantee, providing coverage in case it arrives damaged. If you encounter any issues with your order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email.

We stand firmly behind our products and aim for your complete satisfaction. When you purchase plants from UrbanPlantNook, you can do so with confidence, knowing that your purchase is risk-free.

International Shipping:

As of now, we are only able to provide shipping services within the United States.

Absolutely, we offer a shipping guarantee. We carefully pack each plant in a sturdy carton box to ensure safe delivery. In the rare event of shipping damage, you have a 7-day window to request a refund or replacement. For more detail, please check our Return & Refund & Replacement Policy

We meticulously package our plants for safe delivery in custom-fitted, sturdy carton boxes. These boxes are designed to prevent any shifting during shipment, ensuring your plants arrive in excellent condition. For detailed packaging information, please refer to this link: Our Packing Process

Certainly, should you wish to make changes or cancel your order, kindly reach out within 12 hours of order confirmation. Once your order reaches the "Packing" status, it becomes unmodifiable. For further information, please refer to this page: Order Cancellation & Modification Policy

If you're unsure about your USDA Zone, you can find it by following this link: USDA Zone Map

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