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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 stumpfelling.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins. 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. HU 3 years ago. Elephant Bush Dropping Leaves Help So I just moved to a place where I really only have access to part sun (east facing) windows and my elephant bush has started dropping leaves since I got here.

Jul 31, Leaf drop occurs when the leaves of the elephant bush fall off of the stem suddenly. This happens because the roots at the bottom of the plant have developed funguses from being overwatered too many stumpfelling.buzzted Reading Time: 6 mins. 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.

Hi everyone! Need some help with my portulacaria afra variegated (elephant bush) 🥲. I repotted it into a new pot a few weeks ago (~60% standard potting soil and ~40% perlite) and have been watering it roughly once a week (when soil feels dry) but the leaves kept on dropping 😢 the leaves now look like wrinkled but the soil has been moist throughout and I even upped the frequency.

Jun 06, portulacaria afra (elephant bush) wont stop dropping leaves. Discussion in 'Caudiciforms and Pachycaul Trees' started by odoms_spire, Jun 4, odoms_spire Member. Messages: 17 im learning that fussy plants most likely aren't for me until i become more of a seasoned plant owner. but the elephant bush is really a beautiful plant.

and also. Feb 19, It is normal for the plant to drop its lower leaves in moderation, as part of normal growth.

As long as they are being replaced by new ones on top, it's nothing to worry about. What you've got going on looks like dehydration to me. Either the plant is not getting water often enough, or it does not have enough roots to take up the water it does get.