Portulacaria afra "Medio-picta' / Midstripe Rainbow Bush (4 inch)

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About Portulacaria afra "Medio-picta' / Midstripe Rainbow Bush (4 inch)

Portulacaria afra "Medio-picta' belongs to the family of succulents in the family Pankinaceae. The leaves of Portulacaria afra 'Medio-picta' are usually small, fleshy, and oval in shape, ranging in color from green to cream and pink.
Similar to Portulacaria afra "Medio-picta", there is a cultivar called "Rainbow Elephant Bush". They differ in the placement of their yellow markings., 'Rainbow Elephant Bush' has a slower growth rate compared to 'Rainbow Elephant Bush'. Besides, there is a tendency for this species to develop into a woody bush over time.
In addition, its drought tolerance is one of its special features, which makes it suitable for busy city life and people who like to keep ornamental plants.

How to care for Midstripe Rainbow Bush

Sun/Temperature: Midstripe Rainbow Bush prefers bright, indirect sunlight. The plant thrives in temperatures ranging between 59 and 86°F, with slightly higher temperatures during summer being tolerable. However, it should be shielded from direct sun exposure during this time. In In winter, it's best to keep the plant indoors to avoid temperatures dropping below 41°F.

Soil/Watering/Pot: To avoid root problems due to overwatering, it is recommended to choose a well-drained soil and a pot suitable for succulents. Care should be taken to water sparingly and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. The "soak and water" method is suitable.

Propagation: Midstripe Rainbow Bush is most easily propagated successfully by cuttings. It is recommended that stem cuttings be selected to isolate the original plant and inserted into moist soil or nutrient solution and allowed to root and grow into new plants.

More Information

Primary color: Green
Secondary color: White and Pink
Bloom color: Pink 
Cold hardiness: USDA Hardiness Zones 10 and above
Product format: Rooted in 4 inch pot
Suitability: Ideal for indoor, outdoor, container gardening
Propagation: Stem cuttings
Special characteristics: Vibrant rainbow variegation, drought tolerant, adaptable


We pack all shipments by hand. 

We have many years of experience shipping live succulents and cactus plants. We pay close attention to packing and have developed an expert shipping method. All succulents are packed and protected with polypropylene cotton (this is a stuffing used for dolls). We find this is the most effective material for protecting live plants while in transit. It is important to us that you are able to Keep going and Keep growing without any stress about the quality of the product or packaging.

Shipping Speed

In general, it takes 3 to 10 days for plants to arrive after you place your order. All orders will be shipped out 48 hours after you place them. We ship the orders on work days(from Monday to Saturday) and all year round. In normal conditions, it will take 3-10 days for you to receive the package. Estimated shipping times are offered as needed.

HOLIDAYS: During weeks in which a holiday occurs - Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, etc. - shipping may be delayed until the following week.

EXTREME WEATHER NOTICE: The Next Gardener reserves the right to hold shipments during storms or periods of extreme heat or cold. This is to ensure your plant does not suffer while it is in transit.

Winter shipping

We insist on shipping succulents to our customers all year round. However due to the extreme winter weather, although we pack succulents with as much protective material as possible, plants are still at increased risk of frost on their way to colder areas. We highly recommend adding one 72-hour heat pack to your order or you can request a hold on the package until it warms up.

Please note that The Next Gardener is not responsible for packages that suffer cold damage without a heat pack. We cannot control the weather. Order at your own risk.

Hawaii, Alaska, and Other US Territories

Fortunately, shipping is available to Alaska, Guam, and other U.S. Territories. However, due to numerous factors beyond our control, including customs checks and shipping delays, free shipping to Hawaii and Puerto Rico is not an option. And we can not provide the 14-day quality guarantee for orders going to Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The buyer will assume all risk of damage when a delivery is delayed. We appreciate your understanding.

Sorry. No International Shipping for now!!!


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