Portulacaria afra ~ Elephant bush

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This is such an amazing little plant! It's also known as speckboom, dwarf jade, and elephant food.

In its native South Africa, it serves as food for both animals and people alike. It's used for traditional medicine and it's one of the best plants for removing carbon from the air!

Elephant bush is a wonderful addition to both your indoor or outdoor garden space. It can easily be trained into a bonsai, or used in arrangements to add texture and a spilling effect in your pots.

Outdoors, it can grow in full sun conditions, but cannot tolerate freezing conditions.

Photo features a 4" pot. You will receive a similar plant shipped semi-bare root.

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FOR WINTER MONTHS: If you experience sustained cold weather temperatures under 38 degrees, we encourage you to add a 72-Hour heat pack to your order to ensure the safest arrival of your new plants during cold weather conditions.  To order a 72-Hour heat pack, click HERE.