Stephania suberosa

$ 36.00

Stephania suberosa is a caudex-forming vine with matte green leaves. While Stephania erecta has round leaves, the leaves of Stephania suberosa are slightly elongated, shaped like a teardrop. A big differentiator of S. suberosa from other Stephania species is the beautiful, cracked surface of the caudex.

This plant experiences vigorous growth in the hot summer months before dying back to the striking caudex for the cooler winter months.  The vines of this plant look beautiful cascading from a bright shelf or trained around a trellis.

We're selling this plant as a dormant caudex to protect the tender vines. Selene Planter sold separately. 

How to Grow

Plant the caudex in well-draining soil (at least 50% perlite and/or pumice) with the top half of the caudex exposed. We have marked the tops of our bulbs with a small sticker.
• During active growth, water when soil is fully dry. Stephania are typically dormant from December to April. During dormancy, refrain from watering.
• Stephania suberosa needs bright light, adequate humidity, and warmth to grow a mature vine. Use a cloche or unsealed plastic bag to make a humid microclimate that will help initiate growth.

• This plant is sensitive to over-watering. Always err on the side of under-watering.

What to Expect

You'll get one (1) dormant Stephania suberosa, ready for planting! Each caudex is a bit different, so expect this natural variation from the photos.

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