Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata
Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata

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.

Flowering

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.

Soil

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.

Hardiness

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.

Light

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.

Propagation

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.

Bloom Season Late springearly summer
Bloom Season Late summer, early fall
Botanical Name Portulacaria afra
Common Name Rainbow bush
Common Name Variegated Elephant Bush
Dormancy Winter
Family Didiereaceae
Flower Color Lavender pink
Flower Color Pink, white
Genus Portulacaria
Growth Habit Shrub bush
Growth Habit Trailing, hanging
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 10 feet
Mature Size 12 ft. tall, 6 in. wide
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By stem cuttings, divisions
Resistance 1.7° c
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, pest resistance, deer resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting mix
Special Features Star shaped showy flowers
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low

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Rainbow Bush - Portulacaria afra variegata

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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.

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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.

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  • Key Plant Features

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.

Flowering

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.

Soil

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.

Hardiness

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.

Light

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.

Propagation

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.

Bloom Season Late springearly summer
Bloom Season Late summer, early fall
Botanical Name Portulacaria afra
Common Name Rainbow bush
Common Name Variegated Elephant Bush
Dormancy Winter
Family Didiereaceae
Flower Color Lavender pink
Flower Color Pink, white
Genus Portulacaria
Growth Habit Shrub bush
Growth Habit Trailing, hanging
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 10 feet
Mature Size 12 ft. tall, 6 in. wide
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By stem cuttings, divisions
Resistance 1.7° c
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, pest resistance, deer resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting mix
Special Features Star shaped showy flowers
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low

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