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How to Grow and Care for Elephant Bush

Written by Maggie

Oct 30 2021

How to Grow and Care for Elephant Bush

Elephant bush is highly ornamental. Then how to keep the Elephant bush healthy and grow well? The following is to sort out elephant bush care

Elephant bush is a warm, dry, sunny environment that can withstand semi-shade. The optimum growth temperature of Elephant bush is 15 ~ 30℃. Elephant bush is afraid of the cold,

Therefore, when we grow and care for elephant bush, anti-freezing measures should be taken in advance in winter. Generally, the temperature in winter is above 10℃, which can be safe for the month. If the temperature is lower than 5℃, it is easy to be frostbitten.

Elephant Bush Soil Care

Elephant bush likes loose, fertile, sandy soil with good drainage. So home potting soil can be a mixture of leaf rot soil, Garden topsoil, and sandy soil.

In addition, when we grow and care for elephant bush, we can pad some broken tiles or particles at the bottom of the flowerpot, which is conducive to the permeability of the soil in the pot.

Elephant Bush Lighting Requirements

Elephant bush likes the environment with sufficient light. Sufficient light is needed when we grow and care for elephant bush. If the light is not sufficient, Elephant bush will lose its leaves.

In addition to the general summer heat, the need for appropriate shade, other times, to give adequate illumination.

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Elephant Bush Watering

Elephant bush is resistant to drought and waterlogging, and watering in daily maintenance should be controlled. In the growing period, Elephant Bush follows the principle of "if not watered, water will be watered thoroughly". During the summer heat,

When the ambient temperature reaches more than 30 ° C, the Elephant bush enters a dormant phase and needs to stop watering, but can be moisturized by spraying water around the leaves,

When we grow and care for elephant bush in the winter temperature is relatively low, it is recommended to keep the basin soil dry.

Elephant Bush Fertilizer

When the Elephant bush is growing, its florist can apply a thin fertilizer solution every half a month, such as liquid decomposed cake fertilizer or thin fertilizer water dominated by nitrogen fertilizer.

When we grow and care for elephant bush, if the Elephant bush is weak, some potassium fertilizer can be added. Stop fertilizing in winter.

Elephant Bush Pest Control

Elephant bush is prone to diseases, such as anthrax, which can be sprayed with 50% topoxine WP 1500 times leaf.

The insect pests of Elephant Bush include mealworms and scale insects. When we grow and care for elephant bush, if the insect pests are found, it can be cleaned up in time. Generally, it can be sprayed with 50% boroline cream 1000 times.

elephant bush care

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