Apr 13, Growing Elephant Bush Houseplants. 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. How to Propagate Portulacaria afra “Elephant Bush” Cuttings.
To grow Portulacaria afra “Elephant Bush” from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely. Variations. 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. bushcutter.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins. Jul 31, How to propagate the Elephant bush. Because of its long stem, this plant is a great plant to propagate.
First, choose a health branch with a lot of leaves on it, and cut the stem all the way to the base where the stem meets the main stem. Plant the stem into the soil and water it thoroughly, but don’t soak it.
7. Here’s some of my Elephant Bush grown from stem cuttings. How to Propagate a Portulacaria Afra Plant: Obtain a few stem cuttings or leaf cuttings and let them dry for a day or so. (Optional) Dip the cut end in rooting hormone.
I do not really find the need to use a rooting hormone but some people prefer using it to speed up the process and also guarantee success. Oct 05, Stick the elephant bush cutting into a pot of moistened growing medium so the bottom set of leaves rests on the surface and then press the medium firmly against the stem. Set the pot in a warm.