Light: Dioscorea elephantipes does best in bright indirect light to direct sun indoors. If you're growing your plant outdoors partial shade is best.
Water: When your plant is actively growing, meaning when it is producing vines and leaves, be sure to water thoroughly when the soil has gone completely dry. Dioscorea elephantipes goes through a period of dormancy for a few months each year. You'll know your plant has gone dormant when the vine dries up and the leaves turn yellow and drop off. When your plant is dormant reduce watering significantly and keep your plant somewhere cool and dry. When your plant comes out of dormancy you will see new green shoots begin to appear, at this point move your plant back to a bright spot and begin watering again!
Did you know? Dioscorea elephantipes is a member of the yam family!
Want to try your hand at growing this incredibly unique plant? We have 4" Dioscorea elephantipes available in-store!