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Remusatia vivipara, Arum viviparum, Caladium viviparum, Colocasia vivipara, Hitchhiker Elephant Ear

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 Remusatia vivipara, Arum viviparum, Caladium viviparum, Colocasia vivipara
Family: Araceae
Hitchhiker Elephant Ear
Origin: Himalayas, India
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageYellow/orange flowersIrritatingEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Subtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Large, glossy green leaves and yellow flowers in spring. Best grown in part shade. Winter dormant. The tubers are used as a rub to treat arthritic pain. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings. See picture.

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