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Portulacaria Afra - Elephant Bush Indoor Bonsai Material

In stock
SKU
SB313
£98.00 £81.67
  • Portulacaria indoor bonsai material
  • Portulacaria is a native succulent of Eastern Africa 
  • 18" tall from the top of it's bonsai pot - 17" wide overall
  • In stock and available for delivery within two or three working days.

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.
Portulacaria is the perfect plant for cultivation as indoor bonsai. It will thrive in very warm dry conditions and can even stand having it's soil dry completely for short periods of time. One thing this tree WILL NOT stand is very wet soil that is waterlogged for long periods.
Pruning is needed from time to time in summer, off cuts will root with remarkable ease.

Never allow portulacaria to get anywhere near freezing! 5 Celsius minimum winter temperature is required. Re-pot every 2-4 years IN SUMMER using our No2 Bonsai Soil Mix.

A nice big portulacaria grown from a cutting right here on our nursery over several years. A superb chunky example with a bright future. This is the last big one we have and will not be producing any more as things stand.

18" tall from the top of it's pot - 17" wide overall.

Planted in a scruffy plastic nursery pot.

In stock and available for delivery within two or three working days.

DELIVERY COST WILL BE ADDED AT THE CHECKOUT ONCE YOU ENTER YOUR DELIVERY ADDRESS.

We do not provide cultural information for this tree other than the above (relevant to the UK climate only). Please ensure you have the skills and facilities to care for this plant in your location before you decide to purchase.