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Remusatia (Hitchhiker Elephant Ear)

Hitchhiker Elephant Ears is a small genus with few species distributed from East Africa to Yemen, Oman, the Himalaya region and Southern to Northern Australia. All Remusatia species have ornamental, oval foliage and in addition several species have showy inflorescences in summer. Natural propagation is mainly by stolons, which are densely covered with tubercles ("bulbils"). All Remusatia species are easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. Several species may go dormant from autumn to spring. Keep dormant tubers rather dry at a minimum of some 10°C.
Plant the small bulbils (i.e tubercles) flat in any rich, well drained, slightly sandy soil at a minimum of some 25°C throughout the year. Bulbils may need up to four months and more to sprout. Keep pots in a sunny spot during winter months.
All are USDA Climate Zone 9/10.
10 bulbils per package.
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Remusatia hookeriana (Hooker's Hitchhiker Elephant Ear)

Remusatia hookeriana (Hooker's Hitchhiker Elephant Ear)

20 (30)cm, (Hooker's Hitchhiker Elephant Ear is native of humus rich soils in mountain forests from North-East India to Sikkim. It makes ornamental oval leaves and short stalked bright yellow, narrow spatha embedding a whitish spadix inside. It mainly reproduces via leafless stolons which are covered with many tiny tubercles. For any rich, well drained soil in partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. Keep dormant tubers drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
package (10 bulbils)8316 € 2,99
Remusatia pumila (Dwarf Hitchhiker Elephant Ear)

Remusatia pumila (Dwarf Hitchhiker Elephant Ear)

20 (30)cm, Dwarf Hitchhiker Elephant Ear is native from China through India where it occurs in humus rich soils and sometimes as an epiphyte on shrubs and trees. It makes clumps with oval leaves with nice slivery veins and a very long and narrow, pale greenish-yellow hiding a short yellow spadix inside. Besides it produces leafless stolons covered with many small tubercles which serve for reproduction. For any rich, well drained soil in partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. Keep drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
package (10 bulbils)3426 € 2,99
package (10 bulbils)
Remusatia vivipara (Hitchhiker Elephant Ear)

Remusatia vivipara (Hitchhiker Elephant Ear)

50 (80)cm, Hitchhiker Elephant Ear is native of the Himalayas, where it grows in humus rich soils and as an epiphyte on shrubs and trees. It makes nice clumps with decorative, very large, oval, glossy leaves, and an ornamental inflorescence with a completely downfolding lemon yellow spathe and a shortly protruding pale cream spadix appendix. It usually multiplies by leafless stolons covered with many small tubercles which serve for reproduction. For any rich, well drained soil in partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. Keep drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
package (10 bulbils)8315 € 2,99