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Xanthosoma
Xanthosoma wendlandii

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Xanthosoma (zan-tho-SO-muh) (Info)
Species: wendlandii (wend-LAND-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gainesville, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 6, 2008, gothqueen from Gainesville, FL wrote:

A very unusual Xanthosoma with compound lobed leaves. Natural habitat ranges from Mexico to Venezuela. Hardy in zone 8B in the ground, but has a deciduous habit. Goes dormant in the winter months even if kept above 50F. Re-emerges in Spring.