Elephant Bush

Portulacaria afra

How to care for Elephant Bush

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Light: Part sun, part shade

Place in a window with dappled sun or a spot in the middle of a room. Or directly in a window facing west or east.

watering

Watering need: Low demand

All of the soil should be dry before watering. If the soil is still moist, you risk giving this plant too much water which can make it start to rot. When you water this plant, water well and then allow the soil to dry out completely before you water it again.

fertilizer

Fertilizing need: Medium demand

Plants can't only survive on water, they need nutrients too. To keep your plant nice and thriving, it’s important that you add fertilizer every now and then. You can find more info below how to best fertilize this plants.

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The Best Way to Water Your Elephant Bush

Some plants require less water than others. Plants with so-called low water needs like the Elephant Bush can tolerate drying out completely, and so need only infrequent watering.

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How to Fertilize Your Elephant Bush

Like almost all other plants, succulents need nutrients to grow and stay healthy.

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How to Repot Your Elephant Bush

Like almost all other plants, succulents require repotting every now and then in order to stay happy and healthy.

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