• Dioscorea sp Sumatra utara
  • Dioscorea sp Sumatra utara
  • Dioscorea sp Sumatra utara

Dioscorea sp Sumatra utara

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Plant species: Dioscorea sp Sumatra utara

Plant genus: Dioscorea

Plant family: Dioscoreaceae

Native plant: Dioscorea is a plant that grows in the moist biome of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela, Borneo.

Soil drainage: moist and well-drained, nutrient-rich soil, we recommend a substrate mix composed of peat, perlite, vermiculite. The substrate should not be allowed to dry out between waterings.

Soil pH: acidic

Fertilizers: Dioscorea sp Sumatra utara is a low maintenance plant. However, for the good development of the plant, we recommend using a bio-type fertilizer (we use the BioBizz brand for the plants we cultivate) from the beginning of March until the end of November.

Air humidity: For the correct development of the plant, a high level of air humidity is necessary, ranging between 70% and 80%.

Green Mirrors recommends keeping the plant in optimal conditions to prevent leaf melting. It can be placed in a terrarium, display case, or under a glass dome to avoid fluctuations in temperature and humidity, but it can also acclimatize to a room with humidity over 65%.

Temperature: 18-29 degrees Celsius

Light: full indirect light.

Plant height including pot: 15-20 cm

Pot diameter: 9X9cm

Dioscorea sp Sumatra utara is a true rarity, which can only be found in the collections of a few collectors worldwide, being characterized by the color and texture of the leaves: metallic black on the face / bright fuchsia on the back.

Fun fact: The Dioscoreaceae genus was named in honor of Pedanios Dioscorides, a physician and botanist who lived in the first century BC.

Good luck with caring for it! And don't forget to give us updates about your plant, using the hashtag #greenmirrors and tag @green.mirrors in your Instagram posts! We promise to share them in our stories.

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