Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa Family: Curcurbitaceae. A strangely beautiful East African caudiciform vine related to cucumbers. It produces elongated leaves on stiff vines from a caudex. The caudex is lumpy and brown. It reminds me a lot of a melted candle! The vines will die back to the caudex in winter and regrow in the spring. Produces small yellow flowers in the summer. Likes water during the growing season (but don't keep it too wet). Keep dryer during hot spells. The leaves and vines are fine in full sun, but the caudex could get sunburn in harsh summer sun. As it comes from tropical Africa it likes to be kept at 50 degrees or more year round. Keep dry in winter.
You will receive a plant shown in the last image or one similar. Plants shown in a 4" pot. Please note that plants are going dormant for winter. Your plant may have no or yellowing leaves on arrival.
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- Winter Shipping If you live in a cold climate consider including a 96 hour heat pack in your order during the cold months. I have them as a listing. Just add it to your order. If you don’t see them just message me.