Also known as:
- Elephant's Foot
- Hottentot Bread
perennial, vine / climber, bulb / corm / tuber
low, dry when dormant
sun, mostly sun, bright shade
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Description by: Rare Plant Research
Oregon City, Oregon
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(l'Herit.) Engl. Elephants foot. Native to Cape Province and one of the most popular globose Dioscorea and for good reason, the turtle shell like above ground tuber is very attractive as are the heart-shaped leaves. See Rowleys? Caudiciforms.
Description by: Kara Nursery
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When we first started growing these particular plants we were a bit over cautious with the water, fearing it would rot. What we finally realized, and confirmed with other growers, is that it likes adequate watering when it's in its growing stage. Just keep it drier when it's dormant.