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Nov 14, The primary cause of Elephant Bush losing leaves is overwatering. Too much water prevents pant to get enough oxygen, which encourages fungal rot diseases. The first sign of overwatering is swollen and discolored leaves. If trees that propigat from cuttings spot these changes in your Elephant Bush, simply replant it in fresh soil and remove any rotten shrubmulching.barted Reading Time: 4 mins.
Aug 18, Overwatering is the primary cause of failure in Elephant Bush because it invites fungal rot disease. The leaves of the overwatered plant become swollen and discolored. Not enough water causes the leaves to dry up and sometimes drop off. This succulent should be watered more often in summer and less in the winter. 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 shrubmulching.barted Reading Time: 10 mins. Jun 06, A few leaves dropping off with this species and other Crassula family members often precedes new growth at the site.
My Crassula ovata does this frequently and almost always leads to more branching and foliage development. If your photo is any indication of it's current health, I'd say you're doing OK with it, so far. markinwestmich, Jun 5, Elephant bush dropping leaves.
HU 3 years ago. We have had this plant for about two months. It was doing well till recently it has been dropping a lot of leaves. When we first bought it, it was full and bushy. Now not so much. However there is new growth. I think I may have overwatered it. Elephant Bush dropping leaves rapidly. Many crystallizing before dropping. Any advice is appreciated!! It looked like white flowers. Elephant bush dropping leaves.
Dropping leaves: The main cause of leaf drop in the Elephant Bush is a sudden drop in temperature or being placed in a cold, draughty position, or too close to a heater. Elephant Bush Succulent plant trimming and propagation with Moody Blooms! Nov 24, - Leaf Drop on an Elephant Bush. I too have an elephant food plant and have learned from Q&A;s that I have been over watering (dropping leaves).
Try not to but will cut back. Also, read elsewhere about potting soil. I saw advice to use a"succulent" mix soil rather than regular potting soil. My plant is in regular soil.
Other than dropping leaves growing like a weed.