This listing is for a 3″ potted Dioscorea elephantipes – a caudiciform plant native to South Africa, that sports unique texture on a juvenile plant featuring intricate “cracks” along the caudex. Once mature, its easy to see how it got its nickname of the “Elephant foot vine”. Once sprouted, the plant grows incredibly fast with green foliage that will die back in the winter time. A truly weird and otherworldly plant! You are purchasing a 3″ potted caudex, just beginning to break dormancy similar the plant pictured!