Portulacaria afra forma ‘Variegata’, or Rainbow Bush, is a tall-growing succulent species. This is a unique form of Elephant Bush, which is native to South Africa, where it reaches up to 12′ tall and can be food for elephants! Features chunky, cream and green variegated, paddle-shaped leaves growing on thick reddish-brown stems. The branches can be trained to grow upright or arching, making them useful in hanging baskets, succulent gardens and containers alike. Over time, the plant will form into an upright shrub with a thick woody trunk.
Provide a well-drained soil away from reflected heat. Requires little water once established. Ideal in warm climate landscapes, rock gardens and container gardens, but is especially happy sitting on your windowsill as a houseplant. Truly a wonderful, dramatic vertical accent in a succulent garden! Protect your PRINCE OF PARADISE™ from frost!