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Xanthosoma Violaceum "Elephant Ear" Live Plant


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Plants for sale are "Xanthosoma Violaceum". As with all my plants they are grown from tissue culture to be exact disease free copies of the mother plant. Plants for sale are between 5-16" they grow fast. Xanthosoma violaceum is an aroid grown all over the tropics as a food plant. It is very variable but typically a plant with tuberous rhizomes and elegant leaves on a long petiole. The petiole is dark purple in color and this color is extended to the veins on the underside of the leaves. It is widely grown in Nepal and through the Himalayan range up to northeast India. Found growing in forest areas close to cultivated land where the tuber is cultivated for food. Reaches 4-5 feet. Ships to the continental United States only. Xanthosoma Violaceum Elephant Ear, Xanthosoma Violaceum soil requirements and planting instructions, Mix together the following: 60 percent potting soil; 20 percent peat moss; 20 percent coarse sand and a handful of perlite. Place this mixture in a pots, beds or garden and plant your Pumila Variegata. When planting Xanthosoma Violaceum the landscape plant at 1' apart. Proper site preparation ensures years of growth and once established they will not require weed control. Strong growth will Soil Ph should be around 6.0-7.0 light conditions, When making a site selection keep your plant in an area that has non direct or dappled light. This species of Xanthosoma Violaceum is considered hardy at zones 8-10 Xanthosoma Violaceum, If using drip irrigation allow soil to dry slightly between waterings. Do not over water. Xanthosoma Violaceum is moderatly drought tolerant. Produces large white blooms/flowers. Xanthosoma Violaceum, this mild feeder loves an organic fertilizer N-P-K ratio or 5-5-5 or lower. Xanthosoma Violaceum pests and disease, Pests or diseases are few and far between. Xanthosoma Violaceum are also refered to as an elephant ear. Xanthosoma Violaceum are generally grown from shoots, seeds and tissue culture. There are different varieties of Xanthosoma Violaceum

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 21 September, 2010.