Stephania Erecta

4 reviews
$40.00
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$50.00

Sprouted: You will receive a bulb that is already sprouting. All sprouted bulbs are at different stages so yours may vary from the ones pictured, but they've all begun to sprout.

The first photo shows the beautiful foliage you can expect once the green peltate leaves grow out.

Not Sprouted: You will receive a bulb (not sprouted) about 2-3" in diameter. These bulbs are a larger size, so they're bigger than other smaller ones you may see elsewhere.

Shipping: All bulbs will be shipped in a plastic nursery pot in soil and covered with poly-fil and bubble wrap for a safe and clean transport.

If you need a heat pack, please order one here. Chat with us below if you have any questions.

More Info:

The Stephania erecta plant has gained popularity in recent years due to one almost comical aspect: it looks a lot like a sprouting potato.

This specimen is no spud, however: it is a hardy, almost completely self-sustaining houseplant from Thailand. Its green, shield-shaped leaves grow atop tall, thin green stalks, giving it an even more whimsical appearance, and the “potato” that forms its base (which is actually called a “caudex”) holds in moisture and nutrients. This means that you rarely have to water or fertilize it, making it the perfect plant for busy/forgetful gardeners.

It thrives best in soil made for cacti and succulents and can grow to up to 3 feet tall, with its caudex topping out at around 6 or 7 inches wide.

After its initial potting, the Stephania erecta plant can grow in the same pot for 3 years before it needs to be repotted. It goes dormant every year in the winter, during which time you can pay even less attention to it, as it requires nothing but some light, some warmth, and a bit of water every month or two.

Stephania erecta may start out as something a bit grubby-looking, but it grows into something bright, beautiful, and vibrant, which is something all of us now-beautiful gardeners/humans can relate to!

At A Glance:

  • Light: Bright but indirect
  • Temperature: 61-79°F
  • Humidity: 60% and up
  • Water: Rarely, and only when the soil is almost completely dry (in winter almost never)
  • Pet Friendly: No

Read our full care guide here.

We ship from Los Angeles. We usually ship Mondays or Tuesdays to avoid plants being stuck in transit over the weekends. With that said, we cannot guarantee or control delivery time. If delivery time is a concern, please opt for upgraded shipping.

We take great care when packaging and preparing your plants for shipment. They'll be shipped either in a nursery pot in soil or sphagnum moss, or shipped bare root wrapped in sphagnum moss or other damp material to retain moisture. We also add poly-fil around the plant for padding, then wrap it in bubble wrap, and finally add packing peanuts for extra cushion to ensure a safe and clean transport.

We also offer local pick-up if you're in the Los Angeles area.

We're a U.S. based seller so our plants ship directly from our greenhouse in Los Angeles to your house. You don't have to worry about the hassles associated with ordering overseas. No worrying about phytosanitary certificates, plants being stuck in Customs or USDA inspection, or having to acclimate plants to their new environment. When you order from us, it's simple and straightforward. Our plants are rare, but our customer service is always well-done!
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JB
03/23/2021
Jasmine-Rae B.
United States United States
Extremely Satisfied

I’ve been wanting this little plant for a while now, and the sale you guys had really helped me go for it in these times when I’m not able to spend a lot. The packaging was great, and made it safely. I’m excited to sprout it and keep it flourishing! Thank you for such a fast and easy buy. Shipping speed was impeccable.

TL
03/15/2021
Thao L.
United States United States
Stephania erecta unrooted

Packaged very well and to my surprise had a tiny sprout! Communication with seller was good, overall very happy and would purchase from here again.

S
02/09/2021
Sota
United States United States
Lovely plant

Super happy to have found a sprouted stephania erecta locally in Socal! Shipping was quick and packaging was pretty thorough. The plant itself looks very healthy, just as pictured. Unfortunately both of the leaves' stems were bent in transit, but that just part of the risk of shipping plants in general. I was able to straighten one of them out and it seems stable enough to survive hopefully. On the bright side, there is already signs of a new leaf coming out. So excited to see it grow!

RL
01/18/2021
Rachel L.
United States United States
Stephanie Erecta

Plant arrived nicely packaged. There was no mess in the box. Bulb was large for the price. Thank you for providing a pot and soil. All I needed to do was water it in to get it started.

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