Xanthosoma sagittifolium 'Lime'
From Central America, Xanthosoma sagittifolium arrived in West Africa in the 17th century via slave transports. There, the plant was widely eaten because of its starchy tuber and its leaves and stems, which are full of proteins and vitamins. The food crop is still popular in Cuba, Costa Rica, the Philippines and Suriname. In the countries mentioned, the tuber is a basic ingredient of the oven dish pom.
The care of the Xanthosoma
The plant should be in a light place, but not in full sun. That can damage the blade. In the shade, the plant will look for the light and therefore become skewed. The plant then only needs to be turned and it will grow straight again.
Water regularly, do not let it dry out, but also do not leave it with the roots in a layer of water.
The Xanthosoma grows best at room temperature and not too close to the heating. The plant will dry out too quickly if the air is too dry.
Product information Xanthosoma Sagittifolium
And suddenly, among a delivery of plants from Asia, there was a lonely, but oh so beautiful plant. Still a small cutting, but with a stem color that was so unbelievably beautiful that it had to continue to grow, and we had to know what kind of plant this would become.
What do we know about this plant so far?
Well, it is not certain if it is related to the Alocasia. As the plant grows, the leaf will let the old leaf hang, so that the new leaf has a chance to develop. You can simply cut off the old leaves, that will not cause any problems. The new leaf will grow upwards and be larger than the previous leaves and so the plant will slowly grow larger.
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