Stephania pierrei ‘Erecta’
The Stephania pierrei is one of the quirkiest house plants out there and its fame is mainly due to the recent years events.
With houseplants getting the centre stage during the pandemic, new and unusual plants were brought into the limelight.
Originating in the dense tropical forests of Vietnam and Thailand, the Stephania pierrei is a vine growing along trees and climbs onto their trunks.
In Vietnam the potatoe like caudex is harvested for its use in traditional medicine to alleviate body aches and pains as well as relieve digestion problems.
Care Size & Guidance
As much as possible try to mimic the natural environment of the plant when choosing a spot for it.
A nice dappled light, high humidity room, it makes it the perfect plant for a bathroom, a vivarium or a humid conservatory.
Feed with a balanced fertiliser diluted to half strength every two months. Avoid watering the caudex.
The leaves of the Stephania pierrei are toxic to cats and dogs. If you know your beloved pet loves to munch on leaves, try to keep this one isolated.