Dioscorea elephantipes
ELEPHANT'S FOOT, HOTTENTOT BREAD
Dioscoreaceae

 
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Plant type: herbaceous twining climber, succulent or tuber

Hardiness zones: 9b-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to dry between watering

Soil: ordinary soil, sand, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
2m
Plant habit
 
2m

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Flowers: moderately fragrant flowers in chartreuse

Flowering Time: late spring to early summer

Leaves: mid green

Ornamental Fruit: capsule

Bark & Stems: fissured bark
 
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Dioscorea elephantipes
ELEPHANT'S FOOT, HOTTENTOT BREAD
Dioscoreaceae

 

  Plant type: herbaceous twining climber, succulent or tuber

Hardiness zones: 9b-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to dry between watering

Soil: ordinary soil, sand, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
2m
Plant habit
 
2m

FEATURES

Flowers: moderately fragrant flowers in chartreuse

Flowering Time: late spring to early summer

Leaves: mid green

Ornamental Fruit: capsule

Bark & Stems: fissured bark


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits contemporary & dry style designs

Uses: pot, accents, trellis

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average






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