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Bonsai soil, in my experience, works very well for succulents in a relatively cool.

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. Nov 14, Elephant Bush or Elephant Food (also known as Portulacaria afra) is one of the world’s most popular succulent garden shrub or bonsai shrubfell.buzz cutie is a perfect addition to both your indoor and outdoor succulent cutting bush png, 2554 Nantucket MA. Also being known as Miniature Jade or Dwarf Jade, it has nothing to do with Crassula shrubfell.buzz leaves are rounded, fleshy and small, growing on a red shrubfell.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins.

Watering “Elephant Bush” has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between shrubfell.buzzacaria afra needs less frequent watering during its dormancy period.

Because the leaves on Portulacaria afra are so thin, it can handle more frequent waterings than other succulents. Apr 13, Elephant Bush Succulents. Elephant bush plant may get 6 to 20 feet ( m.) tall in habitat where it is a favorite food of elephants.

In the home interior, it is much more likely to remain just a few feet (around 1 m.) tall. The bush has thick succulent brown stems with small tender green leaves that resemble a diminutive jade plant. Portulacaria Afra Elephant Bush Mammoth.

The Mammoth Elephant Bush has large leaves almost 2 times the size of the regular Portulacaria Afra. The leaves when old are not too shiny compared to the newly sprouted leaves.

If planted outdoors, it grows in U.

The stems are very similar to the regular Elephant Bush. This is a recent addition to our collection. Jun 06, i've had it for nearly a month.

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.

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. The size of container-grown elephant bush can be controlled by pinching the longest stems and keeping it contained to a small pot.

If it becomes pot-bound, simply remove it from the pot and put it in a bigger pot, or vertically slice off part of the plant and roots; the slice can be potted up and enjoyed as an additional houseplant.