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Welcome to the fascinating world of succulents! If you're looking for a striking and unique addition to your plant collection, look no further than the 'Adenia glauca,' an adorable member of the Adenia genus.  

Adenia glauca is commonly called the "Elephant's Foot Plant" because of its bulbous, swollen base that is similar in appearance to an elephant's foot, resembles the real Elephant’s foot succulent that is Dioscorea elephantipes. This swollen base is actually a caudex, which is a stem modification that allows the plant to store water and nutrients during times of drought. This elephant’s foot succulent can grow up to 10 feet tall and 3 feet wide with an erect woody trunk that's grayish-green in color.  

No wonder people are so obsessed with this beauty. And let's talk about those creamy white flowers with yellow stamens that bloom in early spring.   

This elephant's foot plant needs plenty of sunlight but not direct sun during hot periods, and these can't handle temperatures below 50°F, so keep it cozy indoors when it gets chilly outside.  

This succulent might just be one of nature's coolest creations. This drought-tolerant Adenia is native to Southern Africa. These caudex plants favor dry, sandy soil and well-drained potting mix, with minimum watering.  

The elephant's foot plant is exceptionally easy to multiply from cuttings or seeds, so you can quickly grow your collection.  But before you bring one home, it's important to know all about its care requirements and potential toxicity.  

So, if you're looking for something a little different for your succulent collection, be sure to check out the Elephant's foot Plant - Adenia glauca! 

Bloom Season Mid summer Late summer
Botanical Name Adenia glauca
Common Name Elephant’s foot
Dormancy Winter
Family Passifloraceae
Flower Color Pale yellow, light green
Genus Adenia
Growth Habit Melonshaped, Irregularly spherical
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 11
Mature Size 24 in. wide
Native Area Southern africa
Plant Type Deciduous succulent plant
Propagation By cuttings, offsets, seeds
Resistance Drought tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulents potting mix soil
Special Features Caudiciform growth, showy flowers
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Toxic for humans, toxic for pets
Watering Needs Low

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Adenia glauca

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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Welcome to the fascinating world of succulents! If you're looking for a striking and unique addition to your plant collection, look no further than the 'Adenia glauca,' an adorable member of the Adenia genus.  

Adenia glauca is commonly called the "Elephant's Foot Plant" because of its bulbous, swollen base that is similar in appearance to an elephant's foot, resembles the real Elephant’s foot succulent that is Dioscorea elephantipes. This swollen base is actually a caudex, which is a stem modification that allows the plant to store water and nutrients during times of drought. This elephant’s foot succulent can grow up to 10 feet tall and 3 feet wide with an erect woody trunk that's grayish-green in color.  

No wonder people are so obsessed with this beauty. And let's talk about those creamy white flowers with yellow stamens that bloom in early spring.   

This elephant's foot plant needs plenty of sunlight but not direct sun during hot periods, and these can't handle temperatures below 50°F, so keep it cozy indoors when it gets chilly outside.  

This succulent might just be one of nature's coolest creations. This drought-tolerant Adenia is native to Southern Africa. These caudex plants favor dry, sandy soil and well-drained potting mix, with minimum watering.  

The elephant's foot plant is exceptionally easy to multiply from cuttings or seeds, so you can quickly grow your collection.  But before you bring one home, it's important to know all about its care requirements and potential toxicity.  

So, if you're looking for something a little different for your succulent collection, be sure to check out the Elephant's foot Plant - Adenia glauca! 

Bloom Season Mid summer Late summer
Botanical Name Adenia glauca
Common Name Elephant’s foot
Dormancy Winter
Family Passifloraceae
Flower Color Pale yellow, light green
Genus Adenia
Growth Habit Melonshaped, Irregularly spherical
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 11
Mature Size 24 in. wide
Native Area Southern africa
Plant Type Deciduous succulent plant
Propagation By cuttings, offsets, seeds
Resistance Drought tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulents potting mix soil
Special Features Caudiciform growth, showy flowers
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Toxic for humans, toxic for pets
Watering Needs Low

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