2 Inch Portulacaria afra variegata
2 Inch Portulacaria afra variegata
2 Inch Portulacaria afra variegata
2 Inch Portulacaria afra variegata
2 Inch Portulacaria afra variegata

Portulacaria Afra Variegata Rainbow 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 Variegata goes by the common name “Rainbow Bush”. With a heavily branched, shrubby growth habit, the species has extraordinarily thick stems with teardrop-shaped leaf edges. The plant has its origin in South Africa and belongs to the family of Didiereaceae. Rainbow Bush offers a dormancy of winters and can grow up to 10 feet in height.

Growth Rate 

This interesting plant takes time to mature and hence, grows at a slower pace. Its growing conditions play a huge role in determining its pace of growth. 


Portulacaria Afra is noted for its lavender pink-colored flowers that bloom between late spring till the onset of early summer. 

Watering and Feeding 

During the dormancy period in winter, practice less frequent watering. 


Rainbow Bush succulent needs well-drained soil and a soil mix that ensures the excess moisture evaporates at the earliest. For feeding, use low nitrogen or a basic houseplant fertilizer every 6-8 weeks between fall and spring. 


This houseplant grows best in winters, keeping in mind its frost tolerance of -1.7° C (28.94° F). Portulacaria Afra Variegata belongs to the hardiness zone of 10a to 11b. 


Rainbow Bush plants need full to partial sun exposure. If planted outdoors, place this variety in a spot that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight. If indoors, plant next to a sunny window. 


The plant can be propagated through stem cuttings during the summer and the spring season. Cut out the stems, let them dry for a few days, then dip them in moist soil. The stems will root between 1 to 3 weeks.

Portulacaria Afra Variegata “Rainbow Bush” is a tall-growing and sprawling succulent that is flexible in adapting to your whims and wishes about how you would like to grow and nurture your succulent. These plants feature multi colors, making them irresistible. 

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

Blooming Season Late spring-early summer
Common Name Rainbow bush
Dormancy Winter
Family Didiereaceae
Flower Lavender pink
Frost Tolerance 1.7° c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Height 10 feet
Origin South africa
Pot Size 2 inch
Scientific Name 2 Inch Portulacaria afra variegata
Shape Shrub bush
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade
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Incredible quality, will suggest to everyone


Shipping is pretty swift, Plants was same as depicted in the photograph, and I appreciated that!

2 Inch Portulacaria afra variegata

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.