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Dioscorea elephantipes

Dioscorea elephantipes

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Commonly known as Elephants foot due to its large, tuberous stem with vigorous, annual climbing stems that can grow to as much as 2 metres in a season, however these can be trained quite comfortably around a wire hoop set in a pot when grown indoors. Dioscorea elephantipes will live for approx. 70 years in cultivation, if it is looked after.
It prefers light shade, but keep the caudex (trunk) in the shade. Vine dies back over summer and reshoots in autumn; withold water over summer.

This one is about 7 years old.

*Not grown by me. Local grower.

Plant Care:

Prefers some shade, but will tolerate full sun. Retain adequate soil moisture.

Pot Size

1.5 Litre (Plant in photos is the plant you'll receive)

Delivery Information 

Plants will only be sent out to you on a Monday & Tuesday to avoid plants being caught in transit over the weekend. If plants are ordered after 12noon on a Tuesday they will be couriered to you on the following Monday. Tracking numbers will be emailed out to you as soon as the package is picked up by our Courier and on its way to you.

Please allow up to three working days for North island delivery, three - five days for South island deliveries and an extra day for rural deliveries. Unfortunately, we do not ship to PO BOX addresses. If your plant(s) or any other goods have not arrived in this time frame, please flick Toni an email grownsteadynz@gmail.com.

I prefer to only sell well-rooted, established plants.