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Xanthosoma Violaceum Black Stem "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. We recommend using Bio Spectrum organic fertilizer located in our store. Ships to the continental United States only.

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How to grow 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 Xanthosoma Violaceum. 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 Violaceum is considered hardy at zones 8-10 Xanthosoma Violaceum, If using drip irrigation do not allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings. Xanthosoma Violaceum is moderately 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 referred to as an elephant ear. Xanthosoma Violaceum is generally grown from shoots, seeds and tissue culture. There are different varieties of Xanthosoma. Florida Hill Nursery is your internet source for buying rare plants and fruit trees. Our online Plant selection ensures the best selection of internet plants available. Ceck out our wide selection of other tropical plants, subtropical plants and norther temperate climate plants. Buy 1 plant or tree and recieve free shipping on the next three plants or trees using *best way shipping. Our online selection of rainforest tropicals and fruit trees can add a piece of the tropics to your back yard, greenhouse, patio or garden.


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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 16 September, 2010.