Plant Care Dioscorea Elephantipes
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Dioscorea Elephantipes

4.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Dioscorea Elephantipes has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Dioscorea Elephantipes has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Hottentot Bread, Hottentot Bread, Elephant's Foot and Elephants Foot

Taxonomy

Dioscorea elephantipes
Dioscorea
Dioscoreaceae
Dioscoreales

How to care for Dioscorea Elephantipes

Water

How often to water your Dioscorea Elephantipes

Water needs for Dioscorea Elephantipes
0.5 cups
every 9

Dioscorea Elephantipes needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dioscorea Elephantipes

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Hottentot Bread in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dioscorea Elephantipes: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dioscorea Elephantipes love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Dioscorea Elephantipes does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dioscorea Elephantipes in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dioscorea Elephantipes

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dioscorea Elephantipes: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dioscorea Elephantipes after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Dioscorea Elephantipes

Dioscorea Elephantipes

Dioscorea Elephantipes


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Dioscorea Elephantipes has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Dioscorea Elephantipes has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Pearlybird avatar
@Pearlybird
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 159 XP
globe Rochester, New York
09/16/2021

Easy to grow from seed and weathers forgotten watering sessions like a champ. However, needs full sun. FULL. SUN. I’M TALKING SAHARA LEVEL SUN.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Babyplant avatar
@Babyplant
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 1,596 XP
globe La Habra, California
03/16/2021

This bad boy literally just sits here and looks goods , I water her once every 3-4 weeks or so and she’s thriving

Survivor Survivor

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