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Dioscorea alata, Purple Yam, Winged Yam

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 Dioscorea alata
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Purple Yam, Winged Yam
Origin: Southeast Asia
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterEthnomedical 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.Edible

Dioscorea alata has a winter dormant period when the stems die back to the ground. After dormancy, the underground tubers give rise to stems which can quickly grow to 30 feet long. Dioscorea alata is sometimes grown in gardens for its ornamental value.

The color of purple varieties is due to various anthocyanin pigments. The pigments are water-soluble, and have been proposed as possible food coloring agents. Uncultivated forms however are reported to be bitter and even poisonous.


 Dioscorea alata, Purple Yam, Winged Yam

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Dioscorea bulbifera, Air Potato

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Family: Dioscoreaceae
Air Potato
Origin: Philippines
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageEthnomedical 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.DeciduousEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A perennial twining vine with edible roots. It has slender stems up to 6-15ft long that die out every autumn. Underground tubers, large, elongated, called, in its country of origin, sweet potatoes. Leaves dark green, lustrous, cordate, 7 to 9-veined are green or reddish-purple colored along the leaf margins, petioles, and stems. Flowers are small, white and have a cinnamon fragrance. In autumn small brown tasty, with a nut flavor edible bulbils appear in the axils of leaves. The lower part of the plant is very often devoid of leaves. Best grown in a warm sunny position. Itís not fully hardy, hence before winter itís advisable to cover an area of about 40" in diameter around the plant with e.g. bark mulch thus creating an isolation layer that will help protect the roots. Thrives best in well-drained organic soil, rich in humus, and kept moist but not wet. An amateur plant, easy in propagation. Excellent for small fences, trellises and other garden supports. Widely cultivated in Asia for food, grown primarily as an ornamental in the US. Has proven to be root hardy to USDA Zone 5, persisting for years. Uses: The Chinese yam is a sweet soothing herb that stimulates the stomach and spleen and has a tonic effect on the lungs and kidneys. The tuber contains allantoin, a cell-proliferant that speeds the healing process. The tuber is also anthelmintic and digestive. It is used internally in the treatment of poor appetite, chronic diarrhoea, asthma, dry coughs, frequent or uncontrollable urination, diabetes and emotional instability. It is applied externally to ulcers, boils and abcesses. The tubers are harvested in the autumn and can be used raw or baked. The leaf juice is used to treat snakebites and scorpion stings. The roots of most, if not all, members of this genus, contains diosgenin. This is widely used in modern medicine in order to manufacture progesterone and other steroid drugs. These are used as contraceptives and in the treatment of various disorders of the genitary organs as well as in a host of other diseases such as asthma and arthritis. An easily grown plant, succeeding in a fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position or light shade, though it is best in full sun. Plants are hardy to at least -18c. Plants produce tubercles (small tubers that are formed in the leaf axils of the stems), and can be propagated by this means.

Uncultivated forms, such as those found growing wild in Florida, can be poisonous.


 Dioscorea bulbifera, Air Potato

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Dioscorea elephantipes, Dioscorea macrostachya, Dioscorea mexicana, Testudinaria elephantipes, Elephant foot, Turtle shell, Hottentot-Bread

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Family: Dioscoreaceae
Elephant foot, Turtle shell, Hottentot-Bread
Origin: South Africa
CaudexVine or creeperSmall shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
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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.DeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Curious plant with tuber is above ground level covered with layers of corky bark, resembling a caudex. Slow-growing. It is a very unusual succulent. Its main feature is a large, corky caudex that grows up to one meter in habitat, resembling an elephant foot (hence the popular name). The caudex looks as if it is segmented into geometric patterns (smaller plants look like tortoises) and looks dead but is actually a living tuber. A plant with a 18" caudex can be 75 years or older. The plant grows into a vine with attractive heart-shaped leaves and small yellow flowers. Culture is relatively easy. A greenhouse is great, but a windowsill with moderate to full sun works fine, as long as the plant is kept at 65F minimum. The vines may die back and regrow several times a year, depending on the particular plant and your region. Several plants in the same pot can go dormant in different times. Tuber contains saponins, originally cooked and eaten as a famine food by the Hottentots. Slow down water when the tuber is dormant. The plant is is dioecious (male and female flowers are produced on different plants). The 0.2 inches wide (4 mm), greenish-yellow flowers are insignificant. Seeds are the only way to reproduce. The seedlings caudex forms below ground and will grow much faster if left underground for a couple of years. Prefers filtered light, and the caudex must be kept in shade. Elephant Foot is a collectors item, but remarkably easy to grow. It will be with you for years with no effort. It is a wonderful conversation piece!

Growing directions (by Ed Sienkiewicz)

D. elephantipes doesnt send down deep roots, so plant in a shallow pot (I use clay bulb pots) about 1" larger than the diameter than the caudex. Potting soil should be very porous/loose so that there is easy drainage. Think about the area in which they grow natively. Remember that these plants are tropical DESERT plants. The soil should be very loose and drain very freely. Allow the soil to come up and slightly over the edge of the caudex 1/4"- 1/2" so that the edges are covered. Water well around the edges, being sure not to get water into the point from which the vine will grow (usually there some pieces of old vine in the growing area). Keep in a warm area and wait for the first shoots of the vine to appear. Water regularly from that point on. Use dilute (25 percent of normal) fertilizer with each watering. The plant should not be kept damp as with other tropical plants. Allow it to *almost* dry before watering again. The plant has natural dormancy period. That being said, however, my experience is that the plant will go dormant when *IT* wants to. If the vine begins to yellow and die back, limit the water and stop the fertilizer. If the vine dries up cease all water and move to a cool place for a couple of weeks. Return to a sunny area and wait for the vine to sprout again. NOTE: Many books will say that they are winter growers, because they are native to the southern hemisphere. In my experience they are opportunistic growers. I have had them grow in all seasons. I have had plants that went dormant for a couple of weeks and others who were dormant for months. Let the plant be your guide. You cannot force them to grow, and over watering will simply cause them to rot. The Dioscorea elephantipes caudex is similar to Dioscorea mexicana, but the individual "squares" are far more pointed/raised. Related species - Dioscorea macrostachya (Mexico).


 Dioscorea elephantipes, Dioscorea macrostachya, Dioscorea mexicana, Testudinaria elephantipes, Elephant foot, Turtle shell, Hottentot-Bread

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Dioscorea elephantipes, Dioscorea macrostachya, Dioscorea mexicana, Testudinaria elephantipes, Elephant foot, Turtle shell, Hottentot-Bread

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Dioscorea elephantipes, Dioscorea macrostachya, Dioscorea mexicana, Testudinaria elephantipes, Elephant foot, Turtle shell, Hottentot-Bread

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Dioscorea elephantipes, Dioscorea macrostachya, Dioscorea mexicana, Testudinaria elephantipes, Elephant foot, Turtle shell, Hottentot-Bread

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Dioscorea elephantipes, Dioscorea macrostachya, Dioscorea mexicana, Testudinaria elephantipes, Elephant foot, Turtle shell, Hottentot-Bread

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Dioscorea elephantipes, Dioscorea macrostachya, Dioscorea mexicana, Testudinaria elephantipes, Elephant foot, Turtle shell, Hottentot-Bread

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Dioscorea elephantipes, Dioscorea macrostachya, Dioscorea mexicana, Testudinaria elephantipes, Elephant foot, Turtle shell, Hottentot-Bread

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Dioscorea elephantipes, Dioscorea macrostachya, Dioscorea mexicana, Testudinaria elephantipes, Elephant foot, Turtle shell, Hottentot-Bread

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Dioscorea elephantipes, Dioscorea macrostachya, Dioscorea mexicana, Testudinaria elephantipes, Elephant foot, Turtle shell, Hottentot-Bread

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Dioscorea elephantipes, Dioscorea macrostachya, Dioscorea mexicana, Testudinaria elephantipes, Elephant foot, Turtle shell, Hottentot-Bread

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Dioscorea elephantipes, Dioscorea macrostachya, Dioscorea mexicana, Testudinaria elephantipes, Elephant foot, Turtle shell, Hottentot-Bread

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Dioscorea elephantipes, Dioscorea macrostachya, Dioscorea mexicana, Testudinaria elephantipes, Elephant foot, Turtle shell, Hottentot-Bread

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Dioscorea elephantipes, Dioscorea macrostachya, Dioscorea mexicana, Testudinaria elephantipes, Elephant foot, Turtle shell, Hottentot-Bread

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Dioscorea elephantipes, Dioscorea macrostachya, Dioscorea mexicana, Testudinaria elephantipes, Elephant foot, Turtle shell, Hottentot-Bread

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Dioscorea elephantipes, Dioscorea macrostachya, Dioscorea mexicana, Testudinaria elephantipes, Elephant foot, Turtle shell, Hottentot-Bread

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Dioscorea elephantipes, Dioscorea macrostachya, Dioscorea mexicana, Testudinaria elephantipes, Elephant foot, Turtle shell, Hottentot-Bread

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Elephant foot, Turtle shell - extremely rare plant. Caudex grows up to one meter in habitat, resembling an elephant's foot, segmented into geometric patterns; smaller plants look like tortoises. A collectors item, but remarkably easy to grow. It will be with you for years with no effort. It is a wonderful conversation piece!
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Dioscorea mexicana - 4-6" caudex

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Elephant foot, Turtle shell - extremely rare plant. Caudex grows up to one meter in habitat, resembling an elephant's foot, segmented into geometric patterns; smaller plants look like tortoises. A collectors item, but remarkably easy to grow. It will be with you for years with no effort. It is a wonderful conversation piece! See Growing directions. Caudex - 6-8 years old.
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Dioscorea mexicana - Elephant foot, 6-8" caudex

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Elephant foot, Turtle shell - extremely rare plant. Caudex grows up to one meter in habitat, resembling an elephant foot, segmented into geometric patterns; smaller plants look like tortoises. A collectors item, but remarkably easy to grow. It will be with you for years with no effort. It is a wonderful conversation piece! Large, developed caudex. The plant will be shipped barerooted (as caudex).
See Growing directions See comparison picture of 1 gal pot size and 7 gal pot size.
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Dioscorea mexicana Jumbo size - 10-12" caudex

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Elephant foot, Turtle shell - extremely rare plant. Caudex grows up to 3 ft in habitat, resembling an elephant's foot, segmented into geometric patterns; smaller plants look like tortoises. A collectors item, but remarkably easy to grow. It will be with you for years with no effort. It is a wonderful conversation piece! Large, developed caudex 10-12" wide.
The plant will be shipped barerooted (as caudex).
See Growing directions and picture of one of actual plants for sale, some are 15 lbs!
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Dioscorea polystachya, Dioscorea batatas, Chinese Yam, Cinnamon-vine

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Family: Dioscoreaceae
Chinese Yam, Cinnamon-vine
Origin: Eastern Asia
Vine or creeperFull sunRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical 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.EdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Dioscorea polystachya vines typically grow 3Ė5 meters long, but can be longer. Stems often are a dark burgundy which contrast and underscore the attractiveness of Dioscorea polystachya leaves.In the leaf axils appear warty rounded bulbils under 2 centimeters long. The flowers are cinnamon-scented.


 Dioscorea polystachya, Dioscorea batatas, Chinese Yam, Cinnamon-vine

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Dioscorea polystachya 'Variegata'

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Dioscorea sp., Yam

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Dioscorea dodecaneura
 Dioscorea sp.
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Yam
CaudexVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular water

Yam (Dioscorea spp.), is widely cultivated in tropical regions and serves as food in Central and South America, in Africa, Asia and in the Pacific Islands. The Dioscorea genus contains more than 600 species, 14 of which have edible tubers.

Species:

Dioscorea alata

Dioscorea bulbifera

Dioscorea caucasica -Caucasus Yam Root

Dioscorea dodecaneura

Dioscorea elephantipes

Dioscorea hemicrypta - ornamental caudex plant with semiperennial to perennial vines with small, heart shaped leaves and small, axillary yellowish flowers.

Dioscorea mexicana

Dioscorea polystachya

Dioscorea rotundata, D.cavensis, D. esculenta -Came Blanco, Nyame, Yam. The most popular yam in West Africa.

Dioscorea rupicola

Dioscorea sylvatica (Testudinaria sylvatica) - caudex plant from South Africa, related to Dioscorea elephantipes.


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Dioscorea dodecaneura

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Dioscorea mexicana
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Dioscorea mexicana
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Dioscorea caucasica
Dioscorea sp., Yam

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Dioscorea rotundata


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Tacca chantrieri, Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, Black Tacca

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Family: Dioscoreaceae
Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, Black Tacca
Origin: Tropical regions of Southeast Asia and West Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeRegular waterUnusual colorOrnamental foliageUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Curious, bat-like inflorescence both in shape and color, with wide spreading, wing-like bracts of rich maroon-black, accompanied by long trailing filaments or "whiskers". The small black flowers are succeeded by heavy berries, corrugated olive-green leaves with oblique base. These are interesting, evergreen, perennial and herbaceous plants that grow wild in many tropical climates. They can be grown in humid, tropical greenhouses. See page about Tacca.


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Tacca chantrieri - Bat Head Lily, Black Tacca

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Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, Black Tacca. Curious, bat-like inflorescence both in shape and color, with wide spreading, wing-like bracts of rich maroon-black, accompanied by long trailing filaments or "whiskers".
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Tacca chantrieri - seeds

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Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, Black Tacca. Curious, bat-like inflorescence both in shape and color, with wide spreading, wing-like bracts of rich maroon-black, accompanied by long trailing filaments or "whiskers".
Barely cover the seeds using a soil mixture with 15% coarse sand added. Keep warm (80F) and damp with high humidity. Place in filtered sunlight.
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Tacca leontopetaloides, Green Bat Flower, Polynesian Arrowroot

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Family: Dioscoreaceae
Green Bat Flower, Polynesian Arrowroot
Origin: Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterUnusual colorEthnomedical plant.
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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.

The plant is usually dormant for part of the year and dies down to the ground. Flowers are borne on tall stalks in greenish-purple clusters, with long trailing bracts.


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Tacca leontopetaloides, Green Bat Flower, Polynesian Arrowroot

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Tacca leontopetaloides, Green Bat Flower, Polynesian Arrowroot

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Tacca nivea, Tacca integrifolia, Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, White Tacca

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Family: Dioscoreaceae
Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, White Tacca
Origin: Malaysia
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Curious, bat-like maroon-black inflorescence both in shape and color, with wide spreading, wing-like white bracts, accompanied by long trailing filaments or "whiskers". The small black flowers are succeeded by heavy berries, corrugated olive-green leaves with oblique base. These are interesting, evergreen, perennial and herbaceous plants that grow wild in many tropical climates. They can be grown in humid, tropical greenhouses. See page about Tacca.


 Tacca nivea, Tacca integrifolia, Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, White Tacca

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Tacca nivea, Tacca integrifolia, Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, White Tacca

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Tacca nivea, Tacca integrifolia, Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, White Tacca

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Tacca nivea, Tacca integrifolia, Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, White Tacca

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Tacca nivea, Tacca integrifolia, Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, White Tacca

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Tacca nivea, Tacca integrifolia, Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, White Tacca

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Tacca nivea, Tacca integrifolia, Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, White Tacca

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Tacca integrifolia - seeds

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Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, White Tacca. Curious, bat-like maroon-black inflorescence both in shape and color, with wide spreading, wing-like white bracts, accompanied by long trailing filaments or "whiskers".
Barely cover the seeds using a soil mixture with 15% coarse sand added. Keep warm (80F) and damp with high humidity. Place in filtered sunlight.
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Tacca nivea (integrifolia) - White Bat Head Lily

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VERY RARE! White Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, White Tacca. Curious, bat-like maroon-black inflorescence both in shape and color, with wide spreading, wing-like white bracts, accompanied by long trailing filaments or "whiskers". The small black flowers are succeeded by heavy berries, corrugated olive-green leaves with oblique base. These are interesting, evergreen, perennial and herbaceous plants that grow wild in many tropical climates. They can be grown in humid, tropical greenhouses
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Tacca nivea - seeds

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Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, White Tacca. Curious, bat-like maroon-black inflorescence both in shape and color, with wide spreading, wing-like white bracts, accompanied by long trailing filaments or "whiskers".
Barely cover the seeds using a soil mixture with 15% coarse sand added. Keep warm (80F) and damp with high humidity. Place in filtered sunlight.
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Tacca palmata, Palm-leaved Tacca

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Family: Dioscoreaceae
Palm-leaved Tacca
Origin: Malaysia
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

A small growing tuberous Tacca with maple-leaf-shaped leathery leaves and tall slender spikes of pale purple to green flowers backed by a clover-leaf of green bracts.

A rich, moist, well-drained soil and a lightly shaded but not too dark position give the best results.


  


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Tacca plantaginea, Green Bat Flower, East Indian Arrowroot

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Family: Dioscoreaceae
Green Bat Flower, East Indian Arrowroot
Origin: South East Asia
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeKeep soil moistWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorOrnamental foliageUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

These are interesting, evergreen, perennial and herbaceous plants that grow wild in many tropical climates. They can be grown in humid, tropical greenhouses. The plant contains a lot of starch in its rhizomes, which, when extracted and prepared for food, is called East Indian Arrowroot or South Sea Arrowroot. The kinds in cultivation have creeping rhizomes or rootstocks and large, oval, crinkly foliage. The greenish flowers are produced in bunches atop long stems, 18 to 24 inches high. Long whiskers are suspended from the lovely flowers.


 Tacca plantaginea, Green Bat Flower, East Indian Arrowroot

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