Chinese yam grow and care – 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
Chinese yam for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy How to grow 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? No Difficulties or problems when growing: Aggressive, invasive Spring, summer, autumn Planting season: Slugs Pests and diseases: Pruning season: Winter 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: Fast growing Average amount of water / Big amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade in desert No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes Blooming information Summer / Autumn Bloom season: General information about the flower Pink to white flowers, the flowers small and grow in clusters Edible Fruits Fruit harvest season: Summer / Autumn Fruits pests or diseases: Birds, mouse 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 Half year How long does it take to bear fruit? Edible Roots Tuber size 0.3-1 m Information about Chinese yam tuber: When to pull up Chinese yam tuber: Autumn Uses of Chinese yam tuber Eaten raw, baked, cooked, fry : Scientific name:
Categories of growing
Autumn Planting, Spring Planting, Summer planting
Light exposure requirements:
Full sun Plants, Part shade Plants
Climates that the plant can grow:
Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate, Tropics Climate
Growing speed of the plant:
Fast growing plants
Annual plant, Evergreen, Geophyte, Herbaceous, Perennial plant
Edible plants, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant:
Big amount of water, Regularly water
Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 11, Hardiness zone 12, Hardiness zone 13, Hardiness zone 5, Hardiness zone 6, Hardiness zone 7, Hardiness zone 8, Hardiness zone 9
Ornamental leaves, Ornamental plant
Autumn flowers, Summer flowers
Pink flower, White flower
Autumn Harvest, Spring Harvest, Summer Harvest
Edible Fruit, Edible Roots
Cooked, Eaten raw