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Xanthosoma sagittifolium

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Xanthosoma sagittifolium
In Surinam and the Netherlands, Xanthosoma sagittifolium (arrowleaf elephant ear), is known as “tayer”.It is a member of the arum family and commonly eaten in a range of dishes. For example, its leaves and shredded root are used to make pom, a popular Surinamese casserole.
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Xanthosoma sagittifolium
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Xanthosoma sagittifolium Xanthosoma sagittifolium Xanthosoma sagittifolium
Plant type
foliage plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
<15 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

In the wild, Xanthosoma sagittifolium produces large heart-shaped leaves that can be as much as 1 metre in diameter. They are much smaller in the cultivated houseplant. It flowers often and profusely in the wild, but rarely indoors as a houseplant. In any case the flowers are less attractive than the leaves.
Height:
15 cm
15 cm
Width:
8 cm
8 cm
Adult height:
>100 cm
>100 cm
Adult width:
<15 cm
<15 cm
Flower colour:
White
white
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Foliage plant
foliage plant
Plant type:
Terrarium
terrarium
Growth habit:
Climbing
climbing
Properties:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Introduction
introduction
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
0-1500 m
0-1500 m
 

Plant care

This fern comes originally from Central and South America. It enjoys high temperatures and lots of humidity. Xanthosoma sagittifolium is an ideal plant for a large living room or conservatory where it can dominate as the sole focus of attention. It is a large plant that requires a big pot with plenty of water that must never be stagnant. It needs a high level of humidity and fertilising regularly in order to keep its beautiful leaves in perfect condition.
Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-80%
60-80%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
10-30 °C
10-30 °C
Night temperature:
12-18 °C
12-18 °C
Temperature max:
35 °C
35 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Temperature:
< 15 °C
< 15  °C
Fertilize:
Medium
medium
Artificial light height:
20-40 cm
20-40 cm
Soil ph:
<5-8>
<5-8>
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years
 

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