‘Lilliput’ _ ‘Lilliput’ is a dwarf, clump-forming perennial with narrow, strap-like, dark green leaves and erect stems bearing large umbels of tubular, blue flowers in summer. Agapanthus ‘Lilliput’ is: Semi evergreen.
Similarly, how do you care for Lilliput?
These succulents need well drained soil and an unglazed pot that will help excess moisture evaporate. The best mixture for this type of plant is cactus soil or potting soil cut by half with sand, vermiculite, or pumice. Choose a location with indirect sunlight when growing elephant bush indoors.
Likewise, people ask, how do you take care of a miniature Elephant Bush?
What is the difference between jade plant and Elephant Bush?
The stem gets thicker over time as the plant matures. … Portulacaria Afra, commonly known as Elephant Bush, are often mistaken for Crassula Ovata ‘Jade Plants’ because they resemble each other in a lot of ways. Although Elephant Bush closely resemble Jade Plants in appearance, they are not at all related.
The Elephant Bush, (also known as South African Jade or Portulacaria Afra) is a tiny-leafed succulent tree with a rough woody trunk and branches. It will survive with little direct sun, or with all-day sun. If direct sun is available, a few hours a day will improve growth and overall appearance of this bonsai.
It should perk back up within a few days of watering and the leaves will appear plump again and not shriveled. You may want to increase the watering frequency if you find this happening to your plant often.
The primary cause of Elephant Bush losing leaves is overwatering. Too much water prevents pant to get enough oxygen, which encourages fungal rot diseases. … Leaf drop can also be a sign of underwatering. Not getting enough water can cause leaves of Elephant Bush to dry out and eventually fall off.
The plant readily produces buds wherever branches or even leaves are removed, so it is easily kept almost any size or shape by pinching or cutting just above a pair of leaves pruning.
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.
It grows well both indoors and outdoors, but it’s more advisable that you cultivate it indoors. Furthermore, it also has as many names as it has applications. In its natural habitat of South Africa, people call it Spekboom. Other names for it are Miniature Jade and Elephant’s Food.
Dividing Elephant Bush Roots
It is best to water the ground around the branch then dig up the roots with a trowel. Cut the branch into sections with roots on each section then place in a pot filled with potting soil. Water well then let the pot dry out before watering again as they don’t like to be waterlogged.