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Variegated Elephant Bush

Portulacaria afra 'Variegata'
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Also known as 'Rainbow Bush,' this stunning variegated shrub displays year-round interest with colors of red, yellow and green. This multi-use succulent may be used in a landscape, hanging baskets and containers.

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  • Landscape Size: 8'-12' tall, 4'-6' wide
  • Light Requirement: Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade or Bright Light
  • Water Needs: Low to Moderate
  • USDA Zone: 9a
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Attributes: Waterwise

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

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Performs best in well-drained soil. Allow soil to dry in between watering. Tolerates little watering most of the year, performs best with more frequent watering during our hot, dry summers. Protect from frost. May be grown indoors in bright light.



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