The Elephant Bush, (also known as South African Jade or Portulacaria Afra) is a tiny-leafed succulent tree with a rough woody trunk and branches. It will survive with little direct sun, or with all-day sun. More information below the photos.
They are known as "Elephant Bush" because in South Africa 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.Like the Hawaiian Umbrella Tree 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.
Want to see some amazing things you can do with this bonsai? Go to Google.com, click "images" and type "Elephant Bush Bonsai". You won't believe your eyes!