Debra Lee Baldwin, the author of three books on the use of succulents in gardens and containers, showed three kinds of Port (elephant) food and described how to use them in large and small gardens. Use them in. What the elephant eats is indeed the food eaten by the elephants. It is a popular succulent plant of bonsai, which thrives in desert gardens. The pendant varieties (“Variegata” and “Minima”) are perfect for hanging baskets and terraces. Photographed during Debra’s speech at the Succulent Celebration of the Shuizhi Plant Nursery. .