Stephania venosa (syn. S. rotundifolia) is a caudiciform houseplant producing vines of heart-shaped leaves.
Stephania venosa (syn. S. rotundifolia) is an intriguing novelty houseplant that you're sure to fall in love with. As a vine, it can grow 15-25 feet with green heart-shaped leaves but usually less. Orange blooms give way to bright red-orange seed pods. The bulb-like woody caudex is truly unique and resembles a wooden turtle sitting on the soil. Foliage often goes dormant in winter but you're left with the caudex to enjoy. Easy to grow indoors or out in shady, warm conditions coming inside as a houseplant in winter. Can live up to 50+ years. Pictured is the 35-40 inch diameter specimen size. Yours will be a bit smaller.
Common Name: Mountain Turtle Plant - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]
Family: Menispermaceae (The Moonseed Family)
Zone Hardiness: 10-11
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Orange
Secondary Bloom Colour: Red
Soil Moisture: Dry, Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Grows in rich soils in Malaysia with little light and dappled sunlight.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southeast Asia
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