Dioscorea elephantipes

Also known as:

  • Elephant's Foot
  • Hottentot Bread

Plant Type

perennial, vine, bulb / corm / tuber

Zones

9a-11

Size

H:12"-36"
W:12"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

rich

Water Needs:

low, dry when dormant

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, bright shade

Special Situation:

heat tolerant

Features

Flower Color:

yellow, green

Foliage Color:

green

Flower Season:

summer

Foliage Season:

deciduous

Want it?

We love this one too!

We'll email you if we can locate your plant in stock and available to ship to your area.

We have your location as: ASHBURN, VA Not right?

Update your location:
+ -

NOTIFY ME WHEN THIS IS AVAILABLE ON PLANT LUST

We have some great partners who have grown this plant!

We have your location as: ASHBURN, VA Not right?

Show nurseries near:
Rare Plant Research

Contact

Oregon City, Oregon

503-780-6200

Kara Nursery

Contact

Portland, Oregon

503-913-7123

Cactus Jungle

Contact

Berkeley, California

510-558-8650

Rare Plant Research

Contact

Oregon City, Oregon

503-780-6200

No gardens or educators offer this plant right now.
We can notify you when it's available.

FIND IT TODAY AT ONE OF 3 PARTNER LOCATIONS

Description by: Rare Plant Research

Contact

Oregon City, Oregon

503-780-6200

rareplantresearch.com

Services

Mail Order Nursery Wholesale Nursery
Info

(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

Contact

Portland, Oregon

503-913-7123

www.karacactus.com

Services

Mail Order Nursery
Info

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.

Photo by:

Websites

Original Photo

upload.wikimedia.org
Info
Photo by: Far Out Flora

Original Photo

www.flickr.com
Info
Dioscorea elephantipes 8 form

Photo of:

Dioscorea elephantipes

Tags: form

Photo by: Kara Nursery

Contact

Portland, Oregon

503-913-7123

www.karacactus.com

Websites

www.karacactus.com

Services

Mail Order Nursery

Original Photo

oregoncactus.blogspot.com
Info
Dioscorea elephantipes 10

Photo of:

Dioscorea elephantipes

More Types of Dioscorea

See All Varieties

Sort By
Nurseries Nearest: