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.
Temperatures Elephant bush
Plant which needs at least a few hours a day of sunlight. These plants don't like cold temperatures, therefore in the spring it is best to place them outside only when 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.
Irrigation Elephant bush
Watering takes place only when the soil has been dry for days, usually every 4-5 weeks can be enough; if the climate is particularly hot we can slightly intensify the irrigations, using 1-2 glasses of water . 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.
Adversity 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.
Substrate Elephant bush
Letís prefer soft and incoherent, with elevated drainage soils.
Cultivate - 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.