Elephant Tree

SKU: 1585006
Elephant Tree

Elephant Tree

SKU: 1585006
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Operculicarya decaryi

  • Very slow-growing caudiciform succulent, eventually growing into a shrub or small tree.
  • Very interesting trunk ("caudex") with a rough texture.
  • The many tiny leaves are deciduous, dropping off in winter.
  • Excellent for bonsai!


  • Light: As much direct sun as possible (west or south window).
  • Water: Water when the soil has completely dried out in spring and summer. In winter, water lightly only if the stem begins to shrivel.
  • Fertilizer: Use a general purpose fertilizer such as Schultz Indoor Plant Food (10-15-10) up to twice monthly in spring and summer.
  • Other tips: Grows best in an undersized pot. Use sharply-drained potting mix; we recommend Pro-Mix Cactus & Succulent Mix with extra perlite and small Orchiata added. This plant rots very easily when overwatered.

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