Weed Habitat

  • The plant will grow very vigorously in a sunny position in moist soil.
  • Prefers tropical climate.


  • A robust climber with woody stems, which may very well overlap trees some 10m high.
  • A dense white down covers both young stems and leaf undersides.
  • The leaves are heart-shaped and up to 25cm wide, with lateral veins conspicuous on the underside.
  • Tight clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers 5cm across, appear among the foliage in spring and summer, the flower are light pink changing to dark pink in the throat of the flower.

Elephant creeper flower - Argyreia nervosa

Elephant creeper seeds and leaves - Argyreia nervosa

Elephant creeper - Argyreia nervosa


Currently not declared however under the Biosecurity Act 2014 you still have an obligation to prevent or minimise a biosecurity risk posed by a pest.