Her trivial name aptly recognizes the obscure shaped tuber of a turtle plant. Located in the arid regions of South America, the succulent plant has developed a conspicuous caudex that ensures its survival. As it grows slowly, its decorative tendrils sprout out of it year after year. Lush with shiny, heart-shaped leaves, the Dioscorea mexicana is a real feast for the eyes. Anyone who now suspects that exotic rarity can only be cultivated by experts will be pleasantly surprised. As the following care tips explain, the succulent is pleasingly uncomplicated.