2 Inch Portulacaria Afra Decumbent
2 Inch Portulacaria Afra Decumbent
2 Inch Portulacaria Afra Decumbent
2 Inch Portulacaria Afra Decumbent
2 Inch Portulacaria Afra Decumbent

2 Inch Portulacaria Afra Decumbent Elephant Bush

(This plant comes in a 2 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)

Portulacaria afra decumbent is an adorable houseplant originating from South Africa. This species goes by the common name “Elephant Bush”. These fast-growing plants are winter-dormant and can grow from 6 to 8 inches in height. Belonging to the Didiereaceae family, the plant is noted for having small apple-green leaves.

Growth rate

Also known as Miniature jade or Elephant food, this beautiful species grows at a relatively fast pace.


This popular plant variety bears stunning purple flowers during summers.


Although Elephant Bush plants are well adapted to arid environments & drought, they also do well when provided enough water. However, remember to water deeply only when the soil feels dry to the touch and then allow all of the water to drain away. 


Porous soil with sufficient drainage is considered ideal for these plants. Besides, using drainage-holed pots works the best.


The Elephant food plant is hardy in zones 10 to 11. It cannot survive in temperatures less than 28.4° F (-2° C). So, in such cold conditions, it is advised to plant this species indoors.


The optimal location for your Portulacaria afra decumbent within the home is near the brightest light. Avoid its exposure to intense light.


You can propagate these plants with ease either by stem cuttings or seeds.
When well taken care of, the Portulacaria afra decumbent plant thrives wonderfully, enhancing the beauty of your homes, offices, or gardens.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season summer
Common Name Miniature Jade
Dormancy Winter
Family Didiereaceae
Flower purple
Frost Tolerance -2ºC
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 10
Height 2.5 and 4.5 meters
Origin South Africa.
Pot Size 2 inch
Scientific Name 2 Inch Portulacaria Afra Decumbent
Shape -
Sun Exposure partial shade

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2 Inch Portulacaria Afra Decumbent

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