Stephania Erecta - The Rare Unicorn - The Jungle Collective

Stephania Erecta – The Rare Unicorn

**Please note- Stephania Erecta can be sensitive to travel due to their long fragile stem. We do our best to protect the stem but if it does get damaged during transport please note it does shoot through a new sprout pretty quickly.

 

Introducing the ultimate Unicorn, the Stephania Erecta!

We’re super excited to be offering these beauties for a once-off limited edition but best get in quick because these Unicorns will soon fly out.

**Please note- Stephania Erecta can be sensitive to travel due to their long fragile stem. We do our best to protect the stem but if it does get damaged during transport please note it does shoot through a new sprout pretty quickly.

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PRODUCT INFORMATION

Introducing the ultimate Unicorn, the Stephania Erecta!

 

We’re super excited to be offering these beauties for a once-off limited edition but best get in quick because these Unicorns will soon fly out.

 

This is a project we’ve been working on for a number of years, so we’re super excited to finally have a small bunch to offer you.

 

The photos here are previous Stephania Erectas (100mm pots) we’ve sold so are a good guide to what you will be receiving. The Stephania Erectas are available in 3 different sizes, 75mm pots, 100mm pots and 140mm pots (currently sold out) with prices varying accordingly and will be established with leaves and stems, although these will vary from plant to plant.

 

Plant Guarantee 

Quality and experience are paramount to us. We know it can be nerve-racking to purchase your plant babies online. To put your mind at ease we’ve got you covered! If your plant arrives damaged or not in great shape please notify us via email within 7 days of delivery and we will offer you a replacement, refund or credit. Please read our T&Cs for more info.

 

Delivery

Delivery will be with Express Post via Australia Post a week after you ordered. You will get a courtesy email once your order is dispatched with tracking. Please note if you’ve ordered other plants from our virtual pop-up sales these will be delivered to you and the Stephania is sent via Express Post. Stephania Erectas are delicate plants and we will do our utmost to ensure the greatest care to mitigate any potential damage during transit. If you do have minor leaf damage please trim the leaf to allow for new shoots to come through.

 

Note: Due to quarantine regulations, we aren’t able to ship to WA, NT or TAS, sorry.

 

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Care Tips
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Stephania Erecta Appearance

The Stephania Erecta is an unusual caudex plant with a swollen potato like stem, a long vine and iconic circular leaves with mosaic like foliage. The delicate leaves contrasting to the more robust woody caudex has made this a photogenic and desirable collector plant.

 

Stephania Erecta Natural Environment

The Stephania Erecta is a tropical plant native to Thailand and the Indo-Chinese Peninsula where it is found in thickets or forests with sparse vegetation.

 

Stephania Erecta Lighting & Position

Stephania Erecta will do best in a position where there is lots of bright indirect light. The leaves can be delicate so avoid strong direct sun. Avoid low minimum temperatures below 12C.

 

Stephania Erecta Watering

As with all plants, drainage is essential. Ensure that whatever vessel your plant is in, there are sufficient holes in the bottom to allow excess water to freely drain from the pot and away from the plant’s roots.

Stephania Erecta can be sensitive to over-watering. Watering once a week is usually sufficient. Let it dry out before waterings. If it feels wet, let it dry out for longer. Over watering can lead to fungal issues or the bulb rotting. Check the soil moisture once a week, and water if necessary. During winter, when the plant isn’t in an active growing phase you should reduce watering frequency and try to use tepid/room temperature water.  

N.b. misting with a spray bottle will only improve humidity temporarily, and if done excessively can lead to fungal issues. Misting should only be done occasionally and is most effective as part of your leaf cleaning routine. (Mist and then gently wipe leaves with a cloth to clear away dust from the leaf surface.)

 

Stephania Erecta Humidity

Stephania Erectas being native to Thailand appreciate high humidity. A glasshouse or greenhouse environment, humidity trays or growing the plant under a glass globe or similar are all useful for achieving and maintaining higher levels of humidity. Grouping plants closer together can also achieve higher humidity in that micro climate. Avoid placing near air conditioners, heaters or drafts.  

 

Stephania Erecta Soil Mixture

Stephania Erectas like free flowing soil with high levels of perlite or similar to a cactus mix. The free flowing soil avoids the bulb having wet feet. Please note Stephania bulbs can vary between how many roots they have and minimal roots doesn't mean it's not a strong and healthy plant. 

 

Stephania Erecta Fertiliser

Feed with liquid fertiliser monthly over the warm, growing period and not at all over the cooler winter months.

We recommend using our Plant Food available here

 

Stephania Erecta Tips

If it’s growing leggy, it’s looking for more light and you might want to relocate it into a brighter position.

 

Stephania Erecta - Toxicity

Note! This plant might cause an allergic reaction in pets causing skin, eye or mouth irritation so keep it out of reach of your furry friends!

 

Stephania Erecta - Dormancy/Winter Care

Please note that Stephania Erectas can go dormant over winter and lose some or all of their leaves. If kept in a warm place this won’t necessarily happen but don’t stress if it does. It’s a normal process and they will shoot out new leaves come spring. Please don’t water your bulb if this does happen to avoid over watering and you can start over in spring. Being rather delicate the leaves can also be sensitive to travel shock, where they can drop leaves or stems as they re-adjust to their new environment. 

 

And most of all enjoy!

The Stephania Erecta is a magnificent and unique species. Please share your pics using the #thejunglecollective. For those who bought one in our first ever pre-release, thanks heaps for supporting the initiative. Because of your support we can keep pushing the boundaries for what's possible, broadening the species available in Australia and to continue Chasing Unicorns! And most importantly Enjoy!!

 

What's next?

Our next release is the magnificent Cereus Forbesi Spiralis. Click on the image below to get your hands on one!

 

📷: @grantstoomuchbootyintheplants

 

 

DELIVERY + PICK UP

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PLANT DELIVERIES

🚚 The BIG Question- How do deliveries work? 🚚

 

Orders placed  from Mon, 19th February to Sun 10pm , 10th March will follow the following delivery schedule. 

 

Destination

  • Metro – We Deliver Within A 50km Radius Of Major Cities
  • Regional- If you are not within 50km of a metro city, shop at our regional store and we offer a select range of plants that can be posted through Australia Post

 

Shipping Costs

Free shipping is available to Metro areas (Zone 1- within 25km of CBD) if you spend over $299. Zone 2+3 receive a $15 discount over this spend. Regional freight doesn't get discounted freight.

Shipping is $25.95. Orders up to 50km outside of the CBD are hand delivered to your door. Those outside of the 50km zone can shop in our Regional store and deliveries are sent via Australia Post. You can choose Regular post or Express. Express Post is $34.99.We highly recommend Express to minimise travel time for your order.

**Please note Express Post doesn't mean the order is sent out sooner, it means we will send via Express Post on our scheduled dispatch date for Regional orders below.

$5.95 handling fee is applied to all orders for cardboard, packing and dispatch. Regional orders are charged at $3 per item. Dispatching via AusPost takes a lot of care and detail. Each plant is individually wrapped, taped and stuck to the base of the box.

If you shop more than once during your cycle, just add your order number at checkout to combine your order and receive free shipping.

Please note WA, NT and TA are not currently available on our online shop and we can't ship to these areas.

 

Delivery Lead time- 

Please note that the delivery timeline is an estimate only, and we cannot guarantee delivery on or before a specific date. However, in many cases, orders are delivered earlier than estimated. Please allow extra time for your deliveries to arrive during busy periods.

 

  • Bris - Thu, 14th Mar to Mon 18th Mar
  • Melb + Syd  – Mon, 18th Mar to Sun, 24th Mar
  • Canberra – Thu, 21st Mar to Sun, 24th Mar
  • Adelaide – Mon, 18th to Fri, 22nd Mar
  • Regional Store – Dispatch will occur by Sat, 16th Mar. We offer Regular delivery or Express Post via Australia Post. We recommend Express post to minimise travel time to your destination . You will receive an email from Australia Post with your tracking code once your order has been packed. All Regional orders are dispatched from our Brisbane warehouse.
  • Please note pick-ups are no longer facilitated.

 

What if I’m not home?

Please note we will attempt 1 delivery to your location. If you’re not home, our driver will find a safe spot to leave your order. If unsuccessful and it’s not safe to leave, you will be required to collect your order from our storage facility. You’ll get a notification about your missed delivery, so you can pick your item up in person. Please email our team so we can confirm a date and time for you to pick it up.

 

Notes

– Delivery to a Parcel collection point is not possible.
– Please ensure the address you have nominated can accept deliveries on the weekend and during the week including holidays. We are not able to facilitate only weekend and only weekday deliveries.
– We are also not able to update with ETA on timings other than the above delivery window, as this does become quite hard for us to manage expectations.
– Changes to delivery addresses are not possible once the order is placed.

 

We will do our best when packing but please allow for some leaf damage during transportation due to packaging or climate change. If your plant looks like it has wilted during transit, we recommend giving it some water right away – this should help it to recover and settle in or reach out to our horticulturalists on Facebook for more help.

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