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Yellow Rainbow Bush in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Portulacaria Afra Aurea

 

Yellow Rainbow Bush

A slow growing, low sprawling evergreen succulent groundcover with attractive reddish brown stems and pale yellow to light green rounded leaves. Leaf colour varies with new growth and colour shades are influenced by the time of the year, water and fertiliser. Can be grown in full sun to light shade. Flowers Lavender pink flowers are rarely seen and it is quite possible this variety does not flower at all. Height 70cm - 1m. Size of the plant can be controlled by trimming and shaping.

 
plant Features
  • Yellow Rainbow Bush likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Yellow Rainbow Bush likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Yellow Rainbow Bush is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Yellow Rainbow Bush likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Yellow Rainbow Bush

Latin name

Portulacaria Afra Aurea

type

Succulent

family

Didiereaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Yellow Rainbow Bush likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Yellow Rainbow Bush is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Yellow Rainbow Bush likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Yellow Rainbow Bush likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Yellow Rainbow Bush is 1.00meters x 1.20meters 1.00 M 1.20 M

Portulacaria Afra Aurea

A slow growing, low sprawling evergreen succulent groundcover with attractive reddish brown stems and pale yellow to light green rounded leaves. Leaf colour varies with new growth and colour shades are influenced by the time of the year, water and fertiliser. Can be grown in full sun to light shade. Flowers Lavender pink flowers are rarely seen and it is quite possible this variety does not flower at all. Height 70cm - 1m. Size of the plant can be controlled by trimming and shaping.


Propagation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Like most succulents, elephant bush is easy to reproduce from cuttings. Take cuttings in spring or summer for best results. Let the cutting dry out and callous for a couple of days and then plant the cutting in damp gritty soil in a small pot. Place the cutting in a moderately lit area where temperatures are at least 65 F. (18 C.). Keep the soil lightly moist and in a few weeks the cutting will root and you will have a new elephant bush succulent to share with a friend or add to your collection.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Portulacaria care is similar to other succulent plants. If planted outdoors in warm climates, dig in 3 inches of sand or gritty material to provide well drained soil.

 
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