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Otherwise known as Portulacaria afra, the elephant bush has thick purple stems with.

Aug 13, Cut the elephant bush stem 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10cm) from the end at an angle. Alternatively, you can cut the thicker branch leaving 1 or 2 small stems on each section. Leave the cutting for a few minutes so the end will form a scab then dip into the growth hormone powder if bushclear.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins.

1. Take a tip cutting, 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) long, of your Elephant Bush with a clean, sterilized razor blade. Pruning shears, or scissors can bruise the stem, causing delayed healing. 2. Remove the bottom leaves from the stem cutting, leaving a 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) section of the stem bare. bushclear.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins. Apr 13, Like most succulents, elephant bush is easy to reproduce from cuttings. Take cuttings in spring or summer for best results. Let the cutting dry out and callous for a couple of days and then plant the cutting in damp gritty soil in a small pot.

Place the cutting in a moderately lit area where temperatures are at least 65 degrees F. (18 C.).Missing: Delta CO. Watering “Elephant Bush” has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between bushclear.buzzacaria afra needs less frequent watering during its dormancy period.

Because the leaves on Portulacaria afra are so thin, it can handle more frequent waterings than other bushclear.buzzg: Delta CO. Portulacaria Afra Elephant Bush Mammoth.

The Mammoth Elephant Bush has large leaves almost 2 times the size of the regular Portulacaria Afra. The leaves when old are not too shiny compared to the newly sprouted leaves. The stems are very similar to the regular Elephant Bush Missing: Delta CO. Jul 31, Elephant Bush Care & Growing Guide. 1. Light requirements. The elephant bush loves sunlight and can be in full sun for several hours at a time.

But if the plant is not used to a lot of sunlight, you may have to slowly help the plant get used to full direct sunlight. Slowly increase the time you leave the bush out in the sun over a couple of bushclear.buzzg: Delta CO. As long as you cut off a good amount of stem, it should root. Individual leaves of the elephant bush won't propagate like a regular succulent. Cut a couple branches off with a clean pair of scissors and leave them unpotted until they start sending roots out.

In my experience they will send roots out all over the stem, not just the bushclear.buzzg: Delta CO.