Elephant Food

Elephant Food

Plant Sizing Guide

Elephant Food is recognized for its small, round, glossy green leaves and its ability to store water in its stems, making it drought-tolerant. Often used as a low-maintenance ground cover or as a container plant, Elephant Food is favored for its resilience and adaptability. It is not only a decorative addition to gardens but is also considered a useful plant for environmental purposes, as it is known to absorb high levels of carbon dioxide, playing a role in carbon sequestration. Easy to care for and with a unique appearance, Elephant Food is a popular choice for succulent enthusiasts and those seeking a hardy, water-wise plant for landscaping.

Botanical Name  

Portulacaria afra macrophylla 

Also Known As  

Elephant Food | Dwarf Jade | Miniature Jade | 金枝玉叶 | 马齿苋树 | 银杏木


Plant Type  
Native From  
USDA Zone  

Light Needs  
Watering Needs  
Life Cycle  
Avg. Mature Size  

10 - 11
Full sun to partial shade
Dry to Moderate
8' Tall 4 Wide


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