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Elephant's foot yam / Turtle shell plant
The turtle shell plant is so called due to the extremely thickened trunk at the surface which can have a width of 3 meters in nature and has the pattern of a turtle shell. In this thickening, starch is stored. It is a climber plant which is native to South Africa and can be kept at a minimum of -4 degrees Celsius. The plant decides on its own when it takes a rest period - this has no connection to the current season. During a rest period, you can give the plant less water.
Sow seeds in sowing mix (eventually mixed with sand), a few cm's deep. Keep the soil constantly moist and keep the temperature between 25 and 30 degC. Germination can occur after some time. 6 months or longer is no exception.
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