Is it getting plenty of light there?
Elephant bush dropping leaves. HU 2 years ago. 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.
I think I'll treat myself to one tomorrow!
Now not so much. However there is new growth. I think I may have overwatered it. Dec 17, Elephant bushes prefer full sun, and if relocated to an area of less sunlight, they can start dropping leaves.
I had just watered it before I took the picture.
Same goes for temperature. If you. 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. 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 Likes Received: 0 Location: wayne county USA.
Jul 06, 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 times. It can kill the plant quickly, so you must take action.