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"As the name suggests, elephant bush is eaten by elephants. It grows up to 6 m in South Africa, but no taller than 91 cm when indoors – quite a difference! It’s popularly paired with bonsai trees and is used in landscaping.

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Elephant bush is often potted, but can also form a bush if planted in a partially-shaded area of the garden. It has evergreen succulent foliage and occasional lovely flowers, and is not hard to grow in a warm environment with ample sunlight.
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Name Story

Elephant bush
It is a small shrub native to South Africa and it looks very much like the jade plant also known as Crassula ovata. It has the name, not because of its appearance, it is due to its wild nature. Also, elephants consume this plant, so it is called elephant bush.
Dwarf jade plant
Although it is a shrub, it also comes with small succulent leaves similar to the jade plant Crassula ovata. Also, it is not toxic and it is often used to make salad or soup. As it is too similar to the jade plant, it is called the dwarf jade plant.

Interesting Facts

The elephant bush is reserved and silent. It only likes to dance with its own branches and leaves in the sunshine. No magnificent words can compare with a solo dance.

Symbolism

Enduring love, tenacity, the will to survive

Characteristics

Plant Type
Succulent

Lifespan
Perennial

Bloom Time
Summer

Plant Height
2 m to 5 m
Spread
1.2 m to 1.8 m
Flower Size
3 mm to 5 mm
Habitat
Thicket, Bushveld, Dry river valleys
Flower Color
PurplePink
Leaf Color
GreenVariegatedCreamGraySilver
Fruit Color
Green
Stem Color
Red

Garden Use
Elephant bush is a popular succulent shrub because it is low maintenance, easily grown, and provides appealing visuals as a seasonal accent plant. It is a good space-filling addition to Mediterranean and succulent rock gardens, and can even be grown as a hedge. It pairs well with lower-growing, brightly colored succulents like Echevaria and Graptopetalum, as well as cacti and Crassula species.

Conditions Requirement

Difficulty Rating
Growing Elephant bush is easy as long as you can give them what they need. They are sensitive to certain types of pests and diseases.


Sunlight
Full sun to partial sun




Care Guide
Water
The elephant bush should be watered after the soil has been allowed to dry out completely. This species has very common watering needs that apply broadly to most succulent species. The plant should be kept in a well-draining pot and its roots should never sit in water. This species is susceptible to root rot if overwatered.


Fertilization
Fertilization once a month during the growing season.


Pruning
Trim the diseased, withered leaves once a month.


Planting Time
Spring, autumn


Harvest Time
Spring


Propagation
Cutting


Potting Suggestions
Repot and change soil every 2-3 years in the spring."

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