Chinese yam growing vine herbaceous geophyte of the genus Dioscorea also known as Nagaimo, Chinese yam perennial evergreen or annual plant, is edible and also used as ornamental or as medicinal plant, can grow in temperate, subtropical, mediterranean or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 5+.
Leaves color green lobed heart shape leaves grow in opposite, the leaves size 5-10 cm.
Flower color pink to white, the flowers small and grow in clusters.
Fruit edible color brown looks like little potato, to round shapeless.
Chinese yam roots
Roots edible in white color and peel brown
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Requirements for Chinese yam growing and care:
Moist soil, humidity, mulch when it’s young
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Need to contain the area that the plant grow because it’s invasive
Size of the plant?
2-3 m, 6-10 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade in desert
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower
Pink to white flowers, the flowers small and grow in clusters
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Chinese yam fruits?
Cook, still fry
Work requirements on the fruit:
Just collect those little fruits, don’t use force to collect
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Information about Chinese yam tuber:
Tuber size 0.3-1 m
When to pull up Chinese yam tuber:
Uses of Chinese yam tuber:
Eaten raw, baked, cooked, fry