Midstripe Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra &
Midstripe Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra &
Midstripe Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra &
Midstripe Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra &

Midstripe Rainbow Bush, also known as Portulacaria afra 'Medio-picta’, is a variegated form of the Elephant bush houseplant. These are slow-growing succulent shrubs with attractive bright reddish-pink stems and small green leaves with broad white stripes down their middle. Sometimes, they have very little to no green. Pink, star-shaped flowers grow in compact clusters.

Although they may withstand drought, these succulents still require irrigation from spring to fall. When their dormant season begins in the winter, you must stop watering. Make sure they may get the necessary five hours of sunlight because these succulents need it to grow. In the winter, when light is insufficient, a grow light will always be beneficial for your plant. This variegated variety prefers full light; if you suddenly shift it to a less sunny location, the plant may shrink and drop its leaves in response. It can flourish in zones 9 to 11 (USDA).

Bloom Season Late spring - early summer
Botanical Name Portulacaria afra 'Medio-picta'
Common Name Midstripe Rainbow Bush, Variegated Elephant bush
Dormancy Winter
Family Didiereaceae
Flower Color Pink
Genus Portulacaria
Growth Habit Trailing, hanging
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Mature Size 6 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, pests resistance, disease resistance, heat tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type succulent potting mix
Special Features Unique, variegated leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, safe for dogs, safe for cats
Watering Needs Low

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Midstripe Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra 'Medio-picta'

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Please note: All Landscape Ready plants that are in a 6-inch pot or larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

If you live in a cold climate and 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. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

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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.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is 6" and larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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Midstripe Rainbow Bush, also known as Portulacaria afra 'Medio-picta’, is a variegated form of the Elephant bush houseplant. These are slow-growing succulent shrubs with attractive bright reddish-pink stems and small green leaves with broad white stripes down their middle. Sometimes, they have very little to no green. Pink, star-shaped flowers grow in compact clusters.

Although they may withstand drought, these succulents still require irrigation from spring to fall. When their dormant season begins in the winter, you must stop watering. Make sure they may get the necessary five hours of sunlight because these succulents need it to grow. In the winter, when light is insufficient, a grow light will always be beneficial for your plant. This variegated variety prefers full light; if you suddenly shift it to a less sunny location, the plant may shrink and drop its leaves in response. It can flourish in zones 9 to 11 (USDA).

Bloom Season Late spring - early summer
Botanical Name Portulacaria afra 'Medio-picta'
Common Name Midstripe Rainbow Bush, Variegated Elephant bush
Dormancy Winter
Family Didiereaceae
Flower Color Pink
Genus Portulacaria
Growth Habit Trailing, hanging
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Mature Size 6 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, pests resistance, disease resistance, heat tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type succulent potting mix
Special Features Unique, variegated leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, safe for dogs, safe for cats
Watering Needs Low

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