Close up of the leaves of an elephant bush succulent plant.

Elephant Bush

Did you know that there’s an easy-to-grow plant that can bring life to any room in your home? Elephant bush (Portulacaria afra) is a succulent with bright green leaves and a compact growth habit, making it the perfect addition to any indoor garden. In the guides down below, we provide advice on how to grow and care for elephant bush so you can enjoy its vibrant foliage year-round. Also find tips on growing it outdoors in warm climates, cultivar selection, propagation, and troubleshooting any problems that you might encounter. New to elephant bush? Start with our 101 growing guide.

11 of the Best Types of Elephant Bush to Grow at Home

A close up horizontal image of the green, pink-edged foliage of Portulacaria afra pictured on a soft focus background.

Elephant bush, also known as spekboom, is a low-maintenance, succulent houseplant that is available in different leaf colors, sizes, and growth habits. From trailing to upright, variegated to bright yellow, there are wonderful options to choose from. Discover 11 of the best types of elephant bush in this guide. Read more.

How to Grow and Care for Elephant Bush Indoors

A close up horizontal image of the succulent green foliage of Portulacaria afra aka elephant bush or dwarf jade pictured on a soft focus background.

With emerald-green, succulent leaves, elephant bush is an easy-care houseplant that can stand up to neglect. Also known as spekboom or dwarf jade, this plant has low water needs, plus it’s nontoxic and fun to propagate. Ready to learn more? Read our guide now to learn how to grow and care for elephant bush indoors.