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Amorphophallus Paeoniifolius

Amorphophallus Paeoniifolius


50cm - 60cm length /  17cm Pot


SKU: amo002
    • Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (often referred to as the Elephant Foot Yam) is a unique and fascinating botanical specimen that can add an exotic touch to any garden or indoor plant collection in the UK. With its striking appearance and intriguing growth cycle, this plant is sure to capture the attention of plant enthusiasts and curious minds alike.
    • 50-60cm Height. 
    • 17cm pot.
    • Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, commonly known as elephant foot yam, is a tropical plant native to Southeast Asia. It's not very cold-hardy and might not survive the colder climate of the UK outdoors. However, if you're growing it in a greenhouse or a sheltered and warm microclimate, here are some care instructions to consider:

    • Temperature: Elephant foot yam thrives in warm temperatures. It prefers temperatures between 21-29°C. In the UK, where temperatures can drop significantly in the winter, you would need to provide a consistently warm environment, such as a heated greenhouse.

    • Light: Provide bright, indirect sunlight. If growing indoors, place the plant near a south-facing window to ensure it receives sufficient light. Outdoors, make sure it's not in direct, harsh sunlight, which can scorch the leaves.

    • Soil: Use well-draining, fertile soil with good moisture retention. A mix of potting soil, peat moss, and perlite or sand can work well. Maintaining proper drainage is essential to prevent root rot.

    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Adjust the frequency based on the temperature and humidity levels.

    • Humidity: Elephant foot yam prefers high humidity. If you're growing it indoors, you might need to provide extra humidity using a humidity tray, a room humidifier, or by misting the plant regularly.

    • Fertilization: During the growing season (spring and summer), feed the plant with a balanced, liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks. Reduce or stop fertilizing during the dormant period (fall and winter).

    • Dormancy: In its natural habitat, elephant foot yam goes through a dormant period. During this time, the plant will die back and appear to be inactive. Reduce watering and stop fertilizing during this period. Store the tuber in a dry, cool place 10-15°C.

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