Aug 13, How to Take Elephant Bush Cuttings. Prepare the Pots. First prepare your pots by filling them with potting mix, water then make a hole in the middle with your finger.
Take the Cuttings. Cut the elephant bush stem 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10cm) from the end at an angle. Alternatively, you can cut the thicker branch leaving 1 or 2 small stems on each bushlop.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins. 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.
bushlop.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins. Apr 13, Propagation of Elephant Bush Succulents. Like most succulents, elephant bush is easy to reproduce from cuttings. Take cuttings in spring or summer for best results.
Let the cutting dry out and callous for a couple of days and then plant the cutting in damp gritty soil in a small pot. 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. Individual leaves of the elephant bush won't propagate like a regular succulent.
Cut a couple branches off with a clean pair of scissors and leave them unpotted until they start sending roots out. In my experience they will send roots out all over the stem, not just the bottom. I plant them by laying the cuttings down horizontally on top of my soil.