- Spekboom (lit., "fat pork tree")
- Elephant's Food
- Elephant Bush
- Elephant Grass
- Purslane Tree
- Dwarf Jade
- Tiny Leaf Jade
- Baby Jade
|Portulacaria afra to be re-potted|
Re-pot a Baby Jade P. afra bonsai every few years in the late spring when the daily low temps are above 50º F and high temps are above 90º F.
|remove any circling roots and |
slice the bottom portion
of the dry root ball
|P. afra needs to have a dry callous form|
over the cut root ends
|I use a soil-less compost with 40% red lava rock |
and coarse, gritty sand.
Use a very well draining soil. Before re-potting, dry the soil out thoroughly.
|Wires placed through holes|
|wire and screen attached to bottom of pot|
|Wires to stabilize the tree in the pot|
After re-potting, keep a Baby Jade's soil dry for a few days then resume to water as needed
|Sometimes I wind the wire around the trunk |
if there are not enough of a root-ball to support the tree