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Dioscorea discolor 'Shushupe camo' ecotype (EXACT PLANT)

Dioscorea discolor 'Shushupe camo' ecotype (EXACT PLANT)

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 Dioscorea discolor 'Shushupe camo' ecotype | (Actual Plant You'll Receive!)

Discover the enchanting Dioscorea Discolor, also known as the Ornamental Tuber, a tropical ornamental vine originating from Peru. This tuberous plant, belonging to the same genus as edible tubers, stands out for its stunning variegated foliage.

Appreciated for its vibrant and colorful leaves, the Dioscorea Discolor displays heart-shaped, pointed leaves adorned with a mosaic of dark and light colors, accented by a striking silver central vein. When the leaves first emerge, they exhibit a light green shade, gradually deepening in color over time. The underside of the leaves boasts a reddish-purple hue, adding to its visual allure.

Capable of reaching heights of 10-12 feet in a single season, this vine showcases rapid growth while maintaining a compact form even at maturity.

In terms of care, Dioscorea Discolor thrives in rich organic soils with good drainage and moderate moisture. It prefers consistent watering, not allowing the soil to dry out completely. Full sun is preferred, although it tolerates partial shade. This adaptable plant can be cultivated in containers and brought indoors during winter or kept indoors in well-lit spaces. It generally doesn't face significant issues related to pests or diseases.

Notably, as a climbing plant, Dioscorea Discolor requires a support structure upon which to grow and thrive.

Embrace the beauty of the Dioscorea Discolor, a striking ornamental vine that adds a touch of tropical elegance to any garden or indoor space.

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