Stephania erecta Family: Menispermaceae. A native of SE Asia. This is a wonderful caudciform vine that is rarely seen in cultivation. The caudex is round and smaller than some other species when mature (like S. suberosa). The leaves and vines are bluish green and will grow several feet long during the summer but will die back to the caudex in the winter. The leaves are peltate, meaning the leaf stalk attaches in the middle of the leaf instead of at the base. They are almost perfectly round in this species. This gives a unique look to them. The leaves are tiny when it first starts growing but get bigger over time. When it goes dormant keep dry over the winter then water again when it warms up in the spring. Should be able to take full sun, but watch for sunburn until it is acclimated to your situation. During the growing season water regularly. Should be kept above 50F.
You will receive the plant shown in the first and last image. It is shown in a 4" diameter pot. The caudex is 3.5" diameter. The plant is just starting to produce a new shoot. This likely means it is just starting to produce roots too, so don't be concerned if it has few or no roots.
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