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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 you spot these changes in your Elephant Bush, simply replant it in fresh soil and remove any rotten bushmulching.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. The most likely reason for dropped leaves is watering issues. 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.
Start with morning sun first to prevent shocking the plant as the morning sun is less harsh than the afternoon sun.
This usually happens when the plant has been overwatered and/or the Estimated Reading Time: 10 mins. Leaf drop can also occur if the Elephant Bush is underwatered. 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. Let the soil dry between waterings. In the winter, give enough water to keep the leaves from shriveling. Soil Issues.
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Jun 06, Your Portulacaria looks to be in decent condition. 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. Dec 11, My elephant bush's are dropping leaves like bushmulching.bar are sitting on a counter & every morning i have to clean up bushmulching.bar's actually 2 different plant that are doing bushmulching.bar 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 bushmulching.bar was a bunch of other plants around this plant that i treated.
why is my elephant bush dropping leaves