• Dioscorea Elephantipes
  • Dioscorea Elephantipes
  • Dioscorea Elephantipes

Dioscorea Elephantipes

Elephantipes are so much fun. I have one in my collection and I was just telling my husband last week how much I love that plant. It takes a little while to start vining, but once it gets going those dainty little heart shaped leaves are so very pretty and she just keeps spitting out inches upon inches after every watering. I trellised mine and there's probably 15' of vine now (and she started putting out her vine in earnest about 2 months ago). The foliage is very delicate looking.

This one shipped with a vine, but I expect the vine to die off post transit because I am almost certain shipping her will trick the caudex back into a dormant state for a period of time and I expect her to kill off the vine to conserve energy... but if she does, as soon as you wake her back up you can expect her to slowly start putting out the vine again (and it's possible she may keep it too). It's just hard to say. She measures in at about 1.75" across.

Tonight's listing is a carry over from plants we didn't get to last night. Photos were taken pre-transit by the farms that cultivated the plants. Our video clips were shot on December 4th, 2020. We will be shipping everything sold this past week on Monday, thank you so much for your patience! 

Cedar Creek Farmhouse Identification Number: 1205203007 (you will find this number on the ID stake shipped with your plant. You can type the ID # in our search bar at any time to review the our original photos and item description).  

This plant is in house, has been checked for quality and is ready to be shipped. This plant came out of our Cold Stock Room and colors may be a result of cold stress and they may change. You must allow time for your plant to acclimate to room temperatures before moving her outside to full sun/heat.

Please make sure you truly want this plant before you checkout, we do not allow order cancellations due to a very demanding shipping schedule.  We do however offer a satisfaction guarantee, so if you purchase this plant and she doesn't strike your fancy we will issue you a complimentary return label and store credit for the purchase price.

We ship Monday and Tuesday and we strive for a Saturday delivery (but ultimately delivery is dependent on the carrier). You can upgrade to UPS 2-Day or Overnight for an additional charge (at this link). USPS First Class shipping is complimentary. If you would like a water propagation vessel those can be added on the checkout page. Single hole water propagation vessels are available with free shipping on outgoing orders.   


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