Dioscorea elephantipes (Testudinaria elephantipes), commonly known as Hottentot Bread or Elephant’s Foot. A nice caudex type plant that forms a wooden bulb over time. These plants can get extremely old and the wooden bulb can reach diameters of almost 1 meter.
The plant grows fine in regular Succulent soil. Plant the bulb 0,5 – 1 cm deep in the soil. Give it some shade (we grow these on the lower shelves in the greenhouse). It needs good watering when the plant is actively growing and showing leaves. This is usually in spring and autumn. Reduce waterings when the plant has dropped her leaves. Dioscorea elephantipes tends to drop her leaves in the dry hot summer months and in winter. Do not worry if the leaf stem breaks. It can form a new one.
Succulent Pots for your Dioscorea elephantipes plants
There are so many Succulent pots available online which could be suitable for your Dioscorea elephantipes. Ceramic Dioscorea pots, Stone Succulent pots, Concrete pots, Glas pots and Wooden plant pots. There is a great selection of all kinds of Succulent Pots on Amazon and Bol.com.
Succulent Pots on Amazon.de (German)
Succulent Pots on Amazon.fr (French)
Succulent Pots on Bol.com (Dutch)
Succulent Grow Lights for your Dioscorea elephantipes plants
All Succulents need bright light to grow well. They will stay more compact and get brighter colors. Good lighting is also important for plant health and photosynthesis. In a greenhouse or on a windowsill facing south this usually isnt an issue. If you can not offer bright light for your Dioscorea elephantipes plants, we highly recommend using Succulent grow lights. There is a great selection of different types of Succulent Grow Lights on Amazon and Bol.com.
Succulent Grow Lights on Amazon.de (German)
Succulent Grow Lights on Amazon.fr (French)
Succulent Grow Lights on Bol.com (Dutch)
Petit bulbe reçu en parfait état, avec une jolie feuille.
Arrived really well packed. It was in great shape, many thanks for the great service
Ontzettend blij met mijn aankopen! Er zaten extra plantjes bij als een zeer welkome verrassing <3 Ze staan mooi in de bijgeleverde grond en ogen erg gelukkig, net als ik hahah Nu genieten van hoe ze groeien en enkele zelfs bloeien. Super goed verpakt, met heatpack! Top service. Ga zeker vaker bestellen, ook om ze kado te doen.
Antonia Massara –
This cutie arrived with 3 nice leaves 🙂 I think it wants to take a nap, though, since the leaves are turning yellow. Anyway, it arrived in good shape 🙂
Angel Olachea –
I received a beautiful tiny plant with a vine and three leaves.. I hot high hoped for this one, by the way excellent service
Angel Olachea –
I got a beautiful tiny plant with a vine and three leaves.. I hot high hoped for this one, by the way excellent service
Erik bij de Vaate –
I have good hopes for this cute little fella!
Received it quickly. It arrived dormant .. can’t wait to see some life in it, to know if it’s healthy.
I got a beautiful tiny plant with a vine and three leaves! So happy 🙂
Sabrina Brunner –
Ordered two and received four healthy plants! And bigger than described – all of them at least 2cm, and one surely 3cm.
It took them quite a while to get established, but I’m also a newbie when it comes to codex plants… Now they are happily growing, developing new vines and plumping up that codex. 🙂
Marta Moll –
i´ve got 2 bulbs, they grow and grow and grow …
Molto bella, arrivata in ottime condizioni.
Ottimo venditore. Complimenti molto soddisfatta.
I received 2 rooted bulbs, in perfect conditions, one of them had a vine but it dried out during the shipping! Not too bad as, after some acclimatization, they are now all starting to grow new vines! I find them a bit tricky to handle, with the dormant stage, but they are SO worthy
Mateo Gomez –
Super happy with my Dioscoreas and the service! They’re dormant at the moment, so I can’t wait to start seeing those beautiful vines start growing.
Valentin Ambroise –
I ordered 2 plants and received 2 gorgeous plantlets and 3 smaller “bulbs”. The leaves dried during transport but they should give new ones in a few days. Awesome!
Michael Wagenaar –
Super, drie ontvangen in goede staat. Blij mee!
Bulbs were fresh and well-packed. They took a few days to acclimatise to their new surroundings, but now they’re very happy!