Stephania Erecta is a beautiful species that can be found naturally growing in Thailand. This is an unusual but very attractive plant, with little resemblance to typical plants, it’s a caudex so grows from a large bulb. It makes a large, rock-like base, and has very delicate leaves with lighter veins. It is hard to find Stephania erecta for sale in the Singapore but we have gorgeous large bulbed plants that grow well.
Plant Care – Stephania erecta in Ornamental Pot
Light: A location with a splash of morning or evening sun is the ideal setting for this species, as too dark scenes will heighten the chance of weakened health and over-watering related issues. Although direct sunlight is beneficial for a Stephania, avoid scorching the leaves with too intense rays as this will quickly lead to a murky green appearance.
Water: Try to allow the top half of the soil to dry out before watering again. It is better to underwater this plant than to overwater it.
Soil: A well drainage soil mix used for cacti and succulents will suffice
Fertiliser: Regular fertilisation isn’t always needed for this species, as overly fertile soil may cause chemical salts to build-up over time. We recommend using either a ‘Cactus’ or ‘Houseplant’ labelled fertiliser for the best possible results.
Humidity Requirement: A humidity level of 60% or higher is acceptable for Stephania.
Fun Facts about the Stephania erecta: This species was initially described by William Grant Craib in the early 20th-century – possibly the 1920s. He placed it in the already-constructed genus of Stephania, which can be translated from Greek to mean ‘crown’. This is in reference to the crown-shaped arrangement of the anthers, the area that holds its pollen in the flowers. Within twenty years, the species was reclassified as Stephania pierrei, honouring French botanist, Jean Baptiste Louis Pierre. The original specific epithet, erecta, refers to the pointed branches that emerge from a dormant caudex. The species has natural distributions across Cambodia, Laos, Thailand & Vietnam.
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*Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size & arrangement may differ from the photo
Proudly by Prince’s Landscape, Your Landscape Design and Plant Specialist