Dwarf Mini Jade, and scientifically known as the Portulacara Afra, is a favorite among elephants when dinner time rolls around.
The Jade has been nicknamed “The Elephant Plant” due to its symbiotic relationship with the world’s largest land mammal. As the elephants strip the leaves and cause general destruction during feeding frenzies, the fallen broken branches of the Jade propagate and within a few weeks the fleshy emerald leaves have grown back for more.
What Makes this Tree Unique? This grouping of Jades was acquired shortly after we purchasing the bonsai nursery in Florida. They had nice fat trunks with potential, but they were leggy. The branches were long and dangly, the foliage was not tight… they lacked style. They are approximately 10 years old.
As you can see from the pictures, the foliage is “tight” on these trees from a lot of pruning, scars are healing from major cuts, etc. These are the type of developed trees that you’ve been emailing us about. Tree that are on their way to looking fabulous.
This Jade Bonsai couldn’t be more stunning or simpler to maintain. It’s truly one of a kind.
This Bonsai is 5" tall, measured from the table to the top of tree. The spread is 5"
It ships in a 4" Glazed Ceramic pot
Pictures take on May 25, 2023
Ships from our Florida Nursery
The tree you see is the tree you'll receive.
The Mini Jade 'Portulacara afra' Bonsai is a charming and compact bonsai tree that belongs to the Crassulaceae family. It is a variety of Portulacaria afra, a succulent plant native to South Africa, and has been meticulously trained and shaped to showcase its unique characteristics.
Mini Jade's are highly prized for its small size and its ability to develop a thick, bonsai-like trunk over time. The trunk has a smooth, grayish-brown bark that adds to its aesthetic appeal. The leaves of this bonsai are small, round, and fleshy, with a glossy green coloration that gives the tree a vibrant and lively appearance.
One of the distinctive features of the Dwarf Jade Bonsai is its ability to store water in its leaves and stems, making it an ideal choice for bonsai enthusiasts who appreciate drought-tolerant plants. This adaptation allows the bonsai to survive in arid conditions and contributes to its resilience and ease of care.
The Mini Jade 'Portulacara afra' Bonsai is a popular choice among bonsai enthusiasts, especially those who appreciate the unique characteristics of succulent plants. Its compact size, drought tolerance, and attractive foliage make it a delightful addition to any bonsai collection or as a decorative accent in indoor spaces. With proper care and attention, this bonsai can thrive and bring beauty and tranquility to its surroundings.
Important Shipping Guidelines:
We cannot ship to a FPO, APO,P.O. Box or to locations in Alaska, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hawaii or anywhere internationally.
All Bonsai are shipped direct from the nursery and may ship separately from other items purchased via the Bonsai Outlet.
Most Shipments of Trees are released on Mondays and Tuesdays only to avoid being held in-transit over weekends.
If extreme weather is expected, we may delay shipping your Bonsai tree to guarantee a healthy arrival; in such a case we will contact you. We are shipping living trees and must be conscious of the temperature conditions to the delivery address, as well as, while in transit. That said, we reserve the right to hold the tree(s) to guarantee a healthy delivery. We will Hold Your Tree Until It is Safe to Ship.
*** This is an expensive Bonsai. We've likely been watering, fertilizing, pruning, and weeding this tree for a long time. Once this tree leaves our facility, watering, fertilizing, etc is beyond our control. If you buy this bonsai, we assume you're a responsible person and that you know what you are purchasing. THEREFORE - The Buyer acknowledges and agrees that Bonsai Outlet makes no warranties once the Product leaves our nursery. All One-Of-A-Kind Trees are listed AND sold “as is”. Sales are considered final. No refunds or exchanges will be offered in any instance. Bonsai Outlet assumes no responsibility for the health and welfare of the products after they leave our nursery. Please ask care questions prior to buying, if you are unsure.