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THIS SALE IS FOR 5 RARE SEEDS

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TURTLE SHELL, ELEPHANT FOOT - DIOSCOREA ELEPHANTIPES

This curious plant with tuber above ground level covered with layers of corky bark, resembling a caudex. It is a slow growing, very unusual succulent. Its main feature is a large, corky caudex that grows up to 6’ in nature, resembling an elephant's foot (hence the popular name). The caudex looks as if it is segmented into geometric patterns (smaller plants look like tortoises) and looks dead but is actually a living tuber. A plant with 18" caudex can be almost 100 years old. The plant grows into a vine with attractive heart-shaped leaves and small yellow flowers. Culture is relatively easy. A greenhouse is great, but a windowsill with moderate to full sun works fine, as long as the plant is kept warm. The vines may die back and regrow several times a year, depending on the particular plant and your region. Several plants in the same pot can go dormant in different times. The plant is dioecious (male and female flowers are produced on different plants). The 0.2 inches wide (4 mm), greenish-yellow flowers are insignificant. Seeds are the only way to reproduce, FREE germination instructions will be provided.

SUPER SPEEDY POSTAGE, ORDERS NORMALLY RECEIVED DAY AFTER SHIPPING!
Buy 4 packages for FREE SHIPPING! I only use Pass the parcel. Too many orders went missing with NZPost.
No PO BOX, overseas, Waiheke or Great Barrier.

I have a large personal collection of rare named and hybrid Adeniums (desert rose) & tropical Frangipani plants. I will be taking requests soon for any coloured plants you desire including Multi- grafted plants.

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  • PassTheParcel Insured Tracked + Rural (No PO BOX)$4.95
  • Combined (must pay at least 1 method of shipping)$0.00
  • PLANT SHIPPING (1 plant, contact for multiple)$7.95
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  • Seller location: Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, NZ

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