This plant is also called the wooly morning glory. Because the plant has stout stems which possess wooly white hair on them. It is a very large plant and has white and woody stems.
Elephant Creeper is a giant climber which grows up to a height of 8-9 mete It is one of the native vines of India and is well known all across the land. The creeper has big broad leaves that look like the ears of an elephant.
Thus, it is named as the elephant creeper.
|Plant Height||24 inch (61 cm)|
|Plant Spread||5 inch (13 cm)|
|Common Name||wooly morning glory, Hawaiian baby woodrose, silky elephant glory, samudra bel.|
|Maximum Reachable Height||0.5 to 3ft.|
|Flower Colour||rose to purple in color.|
|Bloom Time||July-December, March-April.|
|Difficulty Level||easy to grow|
Planting And Care
Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering. Keep moist in winter.
Elephant Creeper Care
The deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking. Also, deep planting keeps lily bulbs cool when temperatures soar.
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Elephant Creeper Special Feature
The vine holds constituents like, calcium and potassium, phosphates, tannins and various other minerals. The plant may also hold psychoactive properties.
Elephant Creeper Uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- It can beat many nervous related disorders like, anxiety and rheumatism
- It can also boost your intellect
- It works as a beautiful emollient, astringent, and healer
- It promotes the flow of your urine and keeps you urine system efficient
- The plant also possesses effective digestive properties
- The leaves are used to season meat and other foods in Caribbean, Latin American and Asian cuisines
- It is often added to chutneys, a sauce containing fruits or vegetables that is eaten with other dishes