Also known as the Turtle Plant, the caudex on this South African dioscorea elephantipes resembles the shell of a box turtle with its hexagon shaped fissured bark. Caudex is round-oval with vines covered in pillowed, heart shaped leaves. A collector's plant! The caudex should be kept underground for the first few years for fastest growth." 4" pot size
This plant is drought deciduous and is likely to drop leaves in transit. We will pre-trim this plant prior to shipping. Water it well when it arrives and you should see new growth within 1-2 weeks. Please reach out with questions!
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