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Using some well-balanced fertilizer can also help your Elephant Bush to stop losing leaves.

A portulacaria afra that is too wet will look sickly and drop leaves. The dropped leaves might appear yellowish in color and could feel squishy. This usually happens when the plant has been overwatered and/or the soil medium does not dry out fast enough, or both. If severely overwatered, the stems of the plant would start rotting from the Estimated Reading Time: 10 mins. 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 Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Jun 06, i seem to be having nothing but problems with my new elephant bush. i've kept the soil dry and i've kept it at my window trying to give it the best light i can provide but it won't seem to stop dropping leaves.

im not sure what i should do about that problem. i'd appreciate any sort of advice that can be given. Dec 17, Leaf Drop on an Elephant Bush. Indigenous to South Africa, the elephant bush (Portulacaria afra), also called elephant food and miniature jade plant, gets its name not because of what it looks. My elephant bush keeps dropping leaves and dying and my string of pearls keeps shriveling up.

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I live in the desert so it’s pretty dry here. I just moved the EB to a sunnier spot, I don’t think it was getting enough sun before and I don’t think it is planted in a cactus mix. Dec 11, My elephant bush's are dropping leaves like are sitting on a counter & every morning i have to clean up's actually 2 different plant that are doing 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 was a bunch of other plants around.

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. 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 make sure you’re not overwatering your plant. Help! I have a portulacaria afra (elephant bush) bonsai dropping leaves! I live in Missouri and this is the first winter I've had this bonsai. It's been dropping leaves ever since I moved it inside but I'm afraid it won't make it back to spring.

I have it in front of a large east-facing window (best I can do) and its far enough away from the.