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Dioscorea Testudinaria Elephantipes - 8 Seeds - Caudex Succulent

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Dioscorea Elephantipes - Elephants Foot Yam (Testudinaria Elephantipes)

8 Seeds

Dioscorea Elephantipes, is a vine like plant native to Africa with large dark green heart shaped leaves.

The climbing vine can reach around 2 meters and it produces a spherical caudex above ground marked with deep fissures resembling the shell of a tortoise!
The caudex can reach diameters of up to 1 meter, though this will take many years.

There are many varieties of Yam throughout the world, and have many culinary applications. Many are eaten as a staple food in many countries worldwide. Yams should be cooked before eating.

Minimum recommended temperature 10°C.