The Elephant bush has a shrub- like development. These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Elephant bush Is medium in size; in winter it assumes a yellowgreen colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round.
Exposure Elephant bush
the Elephant bush should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight. These plants don't like cold weather, therefore in the Spring it is best to set them outside only when the temperatures are above 15įC.We can grow a large part of the succulent plants in a cold climate; some species can endure temperatures below 5įC, but only if the soil stays completely dry.
Watering Elephant bush
Water rarely, about once every 4-5 weeks with 1-2 glasses of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. These plants are very resistant to droughts; letís avoid watering excessively; during the winter months we can avoid watering the plants located where thereís a cold climate.
Treatments Elephant bush
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Soil Elephant bush
Letís prefer soft and incoherent, with elevated drainage soils.
Notes - Elephant bush
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.
This page concerns the weather continental it is possible to choose another climate area alpine mediterranean