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Portulacaria Afra - Elephant Bush Indoor Bonsai Tree


Quick Overview

  • Portulacaria of this size are a rare sight

  • Nice shaped trunk bonsai

  • Good branch structure

  • One of the simplest varieties to care for

  • Supplied in glazed bonsai pots (style and colour may vary)

Portulacaria Afra - Elephant Bush Indoor Bonsai Tree

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  • Portulacaria Afra - Elephant Bush Indoor Bonsai Tree


Portulacaria Afra - Elephant Bush Indoor Bonsai Tree
Portulacaria is a native succulent of Eastern Africa where it grows in dry situations as a shrub up to 5m high. Elephant Bush comes from the fact that elephants like to browse on the plants. Attractive small leaves and occasionally will bear small, star-shaped, pink flowers. Highly recommended if you are new to indoor bonsai. Keep in a very bright spot and only water once the soil feels dry to the touch, portulacaria will rot off at the base if kept too wet for extended periods.

Large size portulacaria are hard to find and very rarely become available. We have very limited availability of these trees.

Supplied with our basic care leaflet.

Latin name: Portulacaria afra
Frost hardy: NO minimum winter temp' 7˚ Celsius
Position: Best in full sun
Watering: Water only when dry to the touch
Fertilizer: weekly when in growth
Re-potting: Infrequently repot 2-3 years in summer 
Winter protection in U.K: Protect from low temperatures
Wiring: No
Soil type: Kaizen Bonsai No2
Approximate height: 14" overall height including the pot.

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