Available Fall 2008
This South African plant is a very unusual succulent.
Its main feature is a large, corky caudex that grows up to one meter in habitat, resembling
an elephant's foot (hence the popular name).
The caudex looks dead but is actually a living tuber.
A plant with a 18" caudex can be 75 years or older.
The plant also grows an annual vine with attractive heart-shaped leaves and small yellow
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 65ºF minimum.
The vines may die back and regrow several times a year, depending on the particular plant and
See our care sheet for more information
on culture and care.
Well-established 4-year-old plants (caudex 1.25"-1.5" across) will be available in Fall 2008.
(The photo at upper left shows a 2-year-old plant.)
We charge a flat $7 shipping fee for Priority Mail, regardless of where you live.
No extra shipping charge for multiple plants.