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The top inch of the soil needs to feel dry before you.

Nov 14, The same goes for the temperature. If you suddenly move your Elephant Bush from the warmer area to cooler one (and the opposite), the plant may react by shriveling and dropping leaves eventually. The ideal temperature for your Elephant Bush will be 70 to 85°F (21 to 29°C) during a day and nighttime temperatures should be 50 to 55°F (10 to 13°C). When it comes to humidity, try to avoid Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Elephant Bush Dropping Leaves.

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Leaf drop occurs when the leaves of the elephant bush fall off of the stem suddenly.

Posted by 5 minutes ago. Elephant Bush Dropping Leaves. Help. So I just moved to a place where I really only have access to part sun (east facing) windows and my elephant bush has started dropping leaves since I got here. The leaves don’t seem yellow, but are a lighter green than they used to be.

Jun 06, i've had it for nearly a month.

Wait a week or two to water again, then do it carefully to saturation.

everything had been going alright at first. i saved a cluster of succulents that were grouped together at lowes prior to buying this portulacaria and it started dropping leaves and sprouting more that were alot weaker and would drop off almost as soon as it matured and then it just turned into a stick, i know now with having the tag from this recently acquired.

Dec 11, My elephant bush's are dropping leaves like treemulching.buzz are sitting on a counter & every morning i have to clean up treemulching.buzz's actually 2 different plant that are doing treemulching.buzz only thing that has happened to them is a few months back this started after i got mealies in a small plant i spray the plant end of creepy treemulching.buzz was a bunch of other plants around this plant that i treated.

Dec 17, Leaf Drop on an Elephant Bush. Indigenous to South Africa, the elephant bush (Portulacaria afra), also called elephant food and miniature. Jul 31, The elephant bush does best in areas within hardiness zones 10 and South Africa is where the elephant bush comes from.

If you grow it the right way, the leaves of the elephant plant can be a tasty ingredient. The drought and soak method is the best way to. Leaves Dropping. The most common reason for dropped leaves in Portulacaria Afra is watering issues. Underwatering and overwatering can both cause leaves to drop. During a drought or when underwatered, the plant will drop leaves to conserve its water storage.

It is a survival mechanism. Feb 19, Hello eliza, I think your elephant bush is just in a cycle right now of changing its leaves. I see new growth at the nodes. Just be patient, and continue your watering intervals. The stems looks firm, nothing soggy looking. My elephant bush is staying outdoors here with our overnight temps hitting 30F and daytime highs at 55F to 60F range.