PLEASE NOTE: If you purchase any bonsai on this page, you will receive the bonsai in the photo, not a look-alike.  

The bonsai in the photo above is an example of what you can do with the proper training.
To see available bonsai of this species, click "Photo" on the list below.

The Elephant Bush, (also known as South African Jade or Portulacaria Afra) is a tiny-leafed jade-like tree with a rough woody trunk and branches.
It will survive with little direct sun, or with all-day sun. If direct sun is available, a few hours a day will improve growth and overall appearance of this bonsai.
Being a succulent, it can go for days without water.  Like the Schefflera Arboricola it is the perfect bonsai for an office, or for someone who has little direct sunlight available
or who is away from their home or office for days at a time.  In South Africa they are known as "Elephant Bushes" because elephants consume them,
and they can account for as much as 80% of an elephant's diet.  They are extremely resilient, and will re-grow new leaves and branches in a week or two after being eaten almost to the ground.
In areas where they are not "trimmed" by elephants, they can grow to six feet or more.

Want to see some amazing things you can do with this bonsai?  Go to, click "images" and type "Elephant Bush Bonsai". You won't believe your eyes!

Item Code Name Price
PAL-1 Elephant Bush $ 39.95 Photo
PAL-2 Elephant Bush $ 39.95 Photo
PAL-3 Elephant Bush $ 39.95 Photo
PAP-1 Elephant Bush $ 49.95 Photo
PAP-2 Elephant Bush $ 49.95 Photo
PAP-4 Elephant Bush $ 49.95 Photo
PAU-1 Elephant Bush $ 74.95 Photo
PAV-1 Elephant Bush $ 79.95 Photo
PAZ-1 Elephant Bush $ 99.95 Photo

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