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Stephania Erecta

 

Stephania erecta, also known as the Cinnamon Vine or the Elephant Foot Yam, is a fascinating and visually striking plant.

It features unique tuberous growth that resembles an elephant's foot, hence its common name. The plant produces heart-shaped, green leaves that add to its aesthetic appeal. 

Stephania erecta is native to various regions of Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. It thrives in tropical climates and is often found in rainforests and other areas with high humidity levels. In its natural habitat, it climbs on trees or other supports, utilizing its twining stems to reach for sunlight.

 

Care Instructions:

 

Light: This plant thrives in bright, indirect light. It prefers an area with filtered sunlight or partial shade. Avoid exposing it to intense, direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

 

Temperature: Stephania erecta prefers warm temperatures ranging between 20°C and 30°C . It is essential to provide a consistently warm environment for optimal growth.

 

Humidity: Mimicking the plant's natural habitat, it benefits from high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly or placing the plant near a humidifier. You can also group it with other plants to create a microclimate with higher moisture.

 

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, but ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogging. It is advisable to allow the top inch of soil to dry slightly between waterings. Adjust the frequency based on the temperature and humidity levels of your environment.

 

Soil: Provide a well-draining soil mixture that retains some moisture. A blend of peat moss, perlite, and organic matter can create an ideal growing medium. Avoid using heavy clay soils that may retain excessive moisture.

 

15cm pot size

 

Stephania Erecta

£35.00Price
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