Operculicarya decaryi (Madagascar Elephant Tree)


Operculicarya decaryi is a prized bonsai species from Madagascar, Africa and highly coveted in bonsai for its unique twisted appearance, trunk knobs, and tiny leaves.

The branches naturally twist and create interesting shapes, and the stem grows interesting lumps and knobs. The leaves naturally stay small, which lends to a beautiful bonsai-like appearance with very little maintenance. This is one of the best bonsai plants for someone who does not want be bothered with all the maintenance of a traditional bonsai.

This guy wants bright light. Leaves may turn red and fall when it decides to go dormant. As with most caudex plants, do not overwater.

These plants are grown in 3.5-4" pots. Shape varies due to the plant's twisting nature.

Carefully packed

Our plants are packed by hand for optimal shipping. Heat packs are available to prevent frost or cold damage.

Prompt shipping

All plants are shipped out on Mondays and Tuesdays to reduce any weekend delays. We use Priority Mail for 1-3 day shipping to ensure your plant arrives healthy.

Five-star seller ★★★★★

"Was very well package healthy rooted plant. Was very helpful and quick response with my question. I would buy again from the seller. Thank you." 
—Nico Zarra