Dioscorea elephantipes “Elephant’s Foot”
Origin: South Africa
Flower: Dark-spotted green-yellow flowers in winter
Description: An amazing succulent that is a winter grower and is deciduous. The name “Elephant’s foot” stems from its partially buried base that grows slowly and can grow as wide as 10 feet and as tall as about 3 feet. The plant’s tuberous base is uniquely covered with a thick, corky surface. From its base, the plant produces beautiful, almost heart-shaped green and glossy leafy vine. Dormant around early fall, which means the leaves will naturally drop and return in the winter-early spring. A great collector’s plant and conversation piece!
Sun: Full sun to filtered light
Water: Water only when the soil is dry.
Frost: Not frost hardy
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