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Asked by
Kate_ on
February 13, 2017
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Q. Elephant Succulent

Everywhere I read, it says this plant works well with neglect and I am so good at neglecting plants! But for some reason, this plant is just getting worse and worse and is on its last leg. Please help! People keep telling me to water it but I keep reading that during this time they only need water like once a month. Do you think this guy has a fighting chance? 😩

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 18, 2017
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Over watering is the most common reason for the loss of this type of succulent.
Make sure the soil is well draining. The article below will give you a good review of the care requirements.
Your plant still shows some sign of life, so it may recover with some time.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/portulacaria/growing-elephant-bush.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 30, 2018

Q. why my portularia plant is losing its leaves

I have tons of succulents that I bring inside for the winter because I live in wisconsin. All of my succulents are in windows and do really well, I have been watering about every 3 weeks and all are doing well except for the partularia which are losing all of their leaves. Am I not watering enough? Thanks

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
December 30, 2018
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These are a bit sensitive to bright light and cool temperatures. The most common cause for leaf drop is too much sunlight. They need to be in an area that is bright, but is not receiving direct light. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/portulacaria/growing-elephant-bush.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 6, 2019

Q. Elephant plant

Hello, can you help me, my elephant plant has grown a flower that is now 2 days old and I need to know what to do as I don’t want to lose it?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 6, 2019
Certified Expert
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I have an alocasia just like that! It is a wonderfully easy plant to care for. The flowers won't last too long, but they are self fertile. Once the pod starts to split after the flowers drops, then you can plant the fresh seeds immediately. If they dry out they will no longer be viable to grow. You won't have to do anything until the flower starts to die, and the seed pod swells.

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