Elephant Bush Care
Hold the watering can! Like most succulents, elephant bush thrives on neglect. Just plant it in full sun in sandy soil so it dries quickly and the roots don’t rot. If you are growing it in a pot, be sure the container has a drainage hole at the bottom so the water drains out.
Subsequently, how big do rainbow elephant bush get?
Likewise, people ask, can an elephant bush survive indoors?
The home interior is an excellent place to grow elephant bush houseplants. Portulacaria care requires warm temperatures and bright light. After a dormant period in winter, the bush produces small pink flowers grouped in clusters at the ends of the branches.
Where is the best place to plant elephant ears?
Elephant ears do well in containers so long as you provide them with the right sized container, proper soil, and adequate sunlight. … Remember, elephant ear plants prefer consistently moist soil to grow to their optimal size. • Colocasia species typically need pots that are at least 18 inches wide and 16 inches deep.
Although elephant bush is very drought tolerant it grows more quickly and the foliage is lusher with adequate water.
Pruning Elephant Bush Succulents
Portulacaria species tolerate heavy pruning to shape the plant and remove leggy, trailing stems. This woody succulent produces buds wherever branches are removed. This growth habit makes it easy to prune elephant bush succulents into the desired shape.
Best Time for Repotting Portulacaria Afra. Spring through summer. I like to wait until the temperatures have warmed & the days have gotten a bit longer. In more temperate climates, you can repot from late winter through early fall.