The portulacaria afra (dwarf jade, elephant jade, spekboom) is native to South Africa where they are part of the African elephant's diet. So it was only fitting to add an elephant to the dwarf jade bonsai forests. Notice the resemblance of the plant's bark to the skin of the elephant. Just like in the wild.
Elephant Bush - "Spekboom" Portulacaria afra. Drought tolerant when established, from Africa, known as "Spekboom" by the natives. Can be 80% of the elephant's diet. Needs well-draining soil. Water thoroughly when soil is dry, protect from frost, looks best with regular watering in hotter months.
Here are all those interesting and amazing Indian elephant facts for kids that you're looking for such as Indian elephant diet, habitat, reproduction, and its behavior. The Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus) is one of the three extant subspecies of Asian elephants and is endemic