Dioscorea elephantipes (Elephant's foot) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.. Vista, CA 92084 So they do not need to be potted in a deep pot but I feel they do not require a bonsai pot either. . Cyphostemma juttae seedling with double trunk! • Elephant foot/turtle back (Dioscorea elephantipes). In its natural environment it rests during the hot dry summer. Great caudiciform! The vines reaches 2 m and grows rapidly during the growing season ( from Autumn to Spring) but usually dies back in the summer, leaving the caudex to survive the hot, dry season. Withhold fertilizer and water sparingly during the plant’s dormant period – when the vines turn yellow and die back. Trochomeria debilis 5" Pot, fat plant great character! You will receive the plant in the picture. 1674 Lone Oak Rd. Watering: Irregular watering is the most common cause of this plant’s demise. Sitemap. Dioscorea elephantipes is summer deciduous and is a perennial geophytic climber. Shop a huge online selection at eBay.com. Dioscorea elephantipes is a choice Caudiciform Succulent that produces seasonal twining vine from the top of the caudex. From spring to autumn every 2-3 weeks with liquid fertilizer. The shape looks like mealy bugs . Growing in a 6" pot, this is a spectacular specimen with great fissures and a perfect "Tortoise" look. You will be purchasing this exact specimen. Dioscorea elephantipes, 3.5" pot, 1.5"- 2" wide caudex, rare!Dioscorea elephantipes is a very slow g…, Dioscorea sylvatica is another cool Dioscorea that forms a very unusual caudex. Plants often go dormant during the summer, but there is no set pattern or time schedule. Hello, I didn’t water my small D.elephantipes for 3 weeks. Can get really large.…, Trochomeria debilis is a member of the cucumber family. Your email address will not be published. Fast growing plant that produces a white caudex with green vine. Dioscorea elephantipes grows in the wet season. Dioscorea elephantipes / 5 seeds (Elephant's foot, Turtle back plant) UnusualSeeds $ 5.75. Your email address will not be published. Early spring every year. The volume of the pot is not necessary to increase, just replace the soil. Dioscorus needs close enough pot, as it will grow better. For Dioscorea ivory requires larger the pot, the old plants should be repotted rare, but is required to pour the soil annually. | Powered by BigCommerce Plants often go dormant during the summer, but there is no set pattern or time schedule. Re: Cultivation of a Dioscorea Elephantipes. Importantly, it is deciduous and loses its leaves in the summer. Euphorbia symmetrica Specimen 1 - Almost cylindrical-shaped with great markings! I have been growing this Dioscorea elephantipes for 16 years from a small plant in a 3 inch pot to this beauty in a 10 inch Azalea pot. This summer-deciduous, geophytic climber in the yam family sports a unique, deeply fissured surface that resembles a fat pineapple or, to some people, an elephant’s foot. The exposed, enlarged tuberous base is an organ that stores water, called a caudex. Operculicarya decaryi 6" Pot - Fat and knobby plant with great bonsai potential. Feed the plant with a very dilute (25 percent of normal) fertilizer with each watering. Lightweight breathable soil is suitable. 1 part of sod land, 1 part of leaf land, 1 part of coarse-grained sand or perlite, 1 part of wet peat or humus. Re: Cultivation of a Dioscorea Elephantipes. Get outdoors for some landscaping or spruce up your garden! In the summer abundant, with the approach of winter watering is reduced. When the leaves turn yellow, the plant enters a period of rest, during which the plant is moisturize very rare. Watering is renewed with the appearance of new leaves in the spring. Don't miss out! Common names include Turtle back and Elephant ‘s … Fockea edulis Large and old Specimen! The ideal soil for Dioscorea is Cactus soil. Vine will be trimmed before shipping. Feed the plant with a very dilute (25 percent of normal) fertilizer with each watering. Fast & Free shipping on many items! Botanic Wonders | The beauty of Dioscorea elephantipes lies in its beautiful above-ground caudex (stem). See more ideas about Succulents, Fat plants, Unusual plants. New roots grow from the outer edge of the caudex, so they are best protected with a well drained layer of gravel. These were taken off the vine on May 18, 2020, so ar…. From spring to autumn every 2-3 weeks with liquid fertilizer. A bright place, a bright diffused light. A window that faces west or southwest is best suited. Dioscorea sylvatica, 3.5" pot. Use dilute (25 percent of normal) fertilizer with each watering. Post by A_G_R » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:57 pm elephantipes I got with a seller on Facebook, and hemicrypta from Plants for the Southwest here in Tucson, I got lucky because it was the only one on a tray of other plants The apical cuttings in spring (covered with polyethylene) in a mixture of peat and perlite or earth with sand.It is possible to multiply seeds that are sown in March-April in a mixture of leaf land and sand and germinate at a temperature of 59 ° F, periodically watering. The grown shoots dive. Young plants are then transferred to a larger pot. Seedling care is mostly the same as mentioned above and in the video, but just be careful to keep it the soil consistently moist during the first growing season (water 1-2x/week with a soil that is very open and drains easily); if the soil dries out too much you can kill the newly-forming caudex. Sunlight: The caudex requires shade/partial sun. It is a deciduous climber. Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa 6" Pot - Large knobby caudex! About 1mm large . In some cases these caudexes can grow as much as 3 m in height and are divided into angled, corrugated fissures. United States of America, © 2020 Flowering in the summer, groin like inflorescences 6-8 cm long, flowers small greenish-yellow. Will make a great specimen. It is in flower from September to October. Withhold fertilizer and water sparingly during the plant's dormant period, when the vines turn yellow and die back. Requires pruning. The plant needs a support in the form of a ladder or a grid. Wild yam elephantiasis (Dioscorea elephantipes) has a rest periodt from late spring to late summer (it is at this time almost no watering), and increases, on the contrary, since the beginning of autumn. Fockea edulis 8" Pot 6"+Caudex, Great Form!Easy to grow succulent. Though it grows slowly, it is a favorite of caudex collectors. It grows an underground cudex that can…. Name: Dioscorea Elephantipes Seeds 2pcs : Quantity: 2 pcs Other name: Turtle Back,Elephant’s Foot Germination temperature: 15-25C Growth temperature: 15-30C Plant height: 10-600cm Germination days: 5-15 days The best sowing seasons: spring, summer, autumn Flowering time: 9-12 weeks Transportation: Free shipping Pest control: Leaf spot, scale insect,whitefly Dioscorea elephantipes will live for approx. Dioscorea elephantipes 6" Pot, Flawless with amazing form! Dioscorea elephantipes likes light fertilizer when its vine is actively growing. Reproduction The apical cuttings in spring (covered with polyethylene) in a mixture of peat and perlite or earth with sand.It is possible to multiply seeds that are sown in March-April in a mixture of leaf land and sand and germinate at a temperature of 59 ° F, periodically watering. The length of shoots in room conditions is up to 70 cm and more than 2 m. In the summer: not lower than 77 ° F, in the winter 50-59 ° F. Medium, it is possible to grow in relatively dry air. The vine that grows out of the plant bulb prefers full sun. Dioscorea elephantipes needs a rest period. If you use a liquid fertilizer, dilute it by 50% or more. Dioscorea elephantipes (Elephant’s Foot) A deciduous climbing vine, Dioscorea elephantipes is grown as much for the large woody caudex as it is for the foliage. The stems are climbers and the leaves are heart shaped. The plant is not self-fertile. Nice fatty! Do not over-water during the summer months, as this will shorten its life span by at least half. Great plant for a beginner. This is a plant active during summer, so you need to water it (carefully) the most during that period. Being summer deciduous this is a drought tolerant plant that actually requires a dry summer. Remember it drops its leaves in late November. Suggested uses. As mentioned, I started my plant from seed. Withhold fertilizer and water sparingly during the plant's dormant period, when the vines turn yellow and die back. Dioscorea elephantipes (This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. The caudex can grow to 9 feet. Growing Dioscorea elephantipes from Seed. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. (Qty - 10), Dioscorea elephantipes FRESH SEEDS! Perfect Euphorbia symmetrica specimen! Overgrown in a 2" pot. Forms a cool caudex that looks like molten or flowing lava! In frost-free areas, grow in sharply-drained soil in sun with the caudex in shade. Sep 4, 2020 - Explore Patty Newman's board "dioscorea elephantipes" on Pinterest. Your Elephant’s Foot plant will also need some feeding to grow healthy and to live up to seventy years. The growth period … Water regularly from that point on. Trochomeria debilis 5" Pot, old and fat specimen kept dwarfed for staging! Young plants grow best with a topdressing of gravel covering most of the caudex. Dioscorea batatas is a PERENNIAL growing to 3 m (9ft) by 1.5 m (5ft). We’ve already mentioned the fact that Elephant’s Foot plants go into a dormant period once or even several times a year. We recommend using a balanced fertilizer at one-quarter strength about once a month when the plant isn’t dormant. The caudex can grow …, Freshly harvested Dioscorea elephantipes seeds! Dioscorea sylvatica is another cool Dioscorea that forms a very unusual caudex. Dioscorea elephantipes - Elephant's Foot Seeds x 10 (龟甲龙种子) Packet contains 10 Fresh seeds of Dioscorea elephantipes This is a summer deciduous climbing or scrambling shrub which develops a huge corky basal stem which can reach up to nearly 1 metre across after many years. The species is dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required). (Qty - 100). $18.00. In summer the leafless plant conserves energy by dropping its leaves, just before the onset of the summer heat. The above ground caudex is protected by elephantine bark while it rests. Required fields are marked *. And I found some pale pink bugs on it . Plants often go dormant during the summer, but there is no set pattern or time schedule. Dioscorea elephantipes is a choice Caudiciform Succulent that produces seasonal twining vine from the top of the caudex. Dioscorea can be propagated by division of nodules, which is carried out in the spring, before the start of growth. They are found in South Africa. Extreme warty genetics! Beautiful seedgrown Operculicarya decaryi that has been trained throughout its life with bonsai in m…, Botanic Wonders Wait for the soil around caudex to dry completely, and then water it with a larger amount of water. It is used to extreme heat (above 40°C), but it can also take low temperatures (-4°C). The elephant foot, Dioscorea elephantipes, is a perennial caudiciform deciduous vine of the family monocot yam (Dioscoreaceae). Fockea crispa fc002 6" Pot! If you select any attributes with or without a plant name, you will see a much narrower selection of results taken only from the old RHS Plant Selector database. Post by mikethecactusguy » Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:53 pm I gave it a stick on Monday to play with and it took a few days to dance around it until it started to warp itself yesterday. The mother plant it came from had a three foot diameter caudex. Dioscorea elephantipes is an easy to grow caudiciform, as long as you follow certain guidelines. 70 years in cultivation, if it is looked after. Conservatory, Containers, Desert garden/Xeriscaping, Drought Tolerant, Greenhouse. Shop great deals on Dioscorea. Excel…. The caudex can grow … Out of … Cultivation. It is affected quite rarely by red spider mites. With a lack of moisture and dry air, the leaves turn yellow and fall off. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots). When I tried to kill it with my nails , red stuff will comes out from the body. Dioscorea elephantipes, the elephant's foot or Hottentot bread, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Dioscorea of the family Dioscoreaceae, native to the dry interior of South Africa Description. If you enter just a plant name, you will see results from the old RHS Plant Finder and Selector databases. Don't use full-strength fertilizer -- the Dioscorea will not like it. Keep in a warm area and wait for the first shoots of the vine to appear. Free shipping eligible Dioscorea elephantipes (large) LAsucculents $ 65.00. It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. This plant has super bumps on caudex! Yucca elephantipes, also known as yucca guatemalensis, spineless yucca or giant yucca, is a large succulent that grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11. When I came home , its caudex shrink, wrinkle and get soft. 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