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Can you eat elephant Bush?

The foliage of elephant bush is edible. Other animals, such as goats, eat the plant from the ground up, preventing the plant from surviving. Elephant bush generally only flowers when grown in the ground in mild climates (L), with very tiny pink flowers (R) on the ends of the succulent stems (LC and RC).

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Similarly, it is asked, is Elephant food plant edible?

It has small, circular, fleshy, bright green foliage on reddish-brown stems. The leaves of these plants are edible and have a tart flavor. In its native habitat, the plant is heavily browsed and eaten by elephants, wild game, and tortoises. Use this plant in containers, entryways, or patios.

Furthermore, how often should you water an elephant Bush? Leaf drop can also occur if the elephant bush is underwatered. Not enough water causes the leaves to dry up and sometimes drop off. Elephant bushes should be watered more often in summer and less in the winter. Let the soil dry between waterings, usually four to five days.

Similarly, you may ask, how do you root an 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.

Is Elephant Bush toxic to cats?

This plant contains a poisonous chemical that is supposed to work as a natural deterrent to animals and it is toxic to both cats and dogs. Elephant Ear—Elephant ear plants are so named because the leaves resemble the ears of elephants.

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