Stephania erecta (syn. S. pierrei) is a cool novelty houseplant that grows as a small vine from a rounded caudex.
Stephania erecta (syn. S. pierrei) is a cool novelty houseplant that grows as a small vine with rounded leaves with intricate veining from a bulb-like woody caudex that resembles a potato or jicama sitting atop the soil. Foliage often goes dormant in winter but you're left with the caudex to enjoy. It has yellow flowers that often sprout in spring before the foliage emerges. Easy to grow indoors or out in shady, warm conditions coming inside as a houseplant in winter. Very long-lived.
Common Name: Stephania
Family: Menispermaceae (The Moonseed Family)
Zone Hardiness: 10-11
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring
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 - Asia - China and Japan
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