Jicama grow and care – geophyte that grows as climber of the genus Pachyrhizus also known as Mexican yam. Jicama perennial plant but in cold area not survive the cold of the winter, can grow in tropical, subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 12+ as perennial, 7 as annual.

Leaves color green in heart shape

Flower color blue or white depend on the verity, fruit looks like a bean it poisonous.

Jicama fruits

Bulb edible Yellowish white with light brown shell, usually a cone shapes the size usually 0.5 Kg but can be 10 kg. Grow in tropics or mediterranean climate.

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How to grow Jicama growing and care:

Frost free, trellising

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Tuber / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No but possible

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Flooded, take a lot of place for the yield that it gives

Planting season:
Spring ( as annual) Spring to autumn (as perennial)

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Better not to prune because it grows for the bulb

Size of the plant?
3-5 m, 10-15 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
White or blue flowers

Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning all the flower it’s week the bulb

Edible Roots

Information about Jicama bulb:
Yellowish white bulb with light brown shell, usually a cone shape the size usually 0.5 Kg but can be 10 kg

When to pull up Jicama bulb:
Summer / Autumn

Uses of Jicama bulb:

Scientific name:

Pachyrhizus erosus


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Roots
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
Flower colors
  • Blue flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Legumes
  • Vine
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ground fixing plants
  • Hedging plants
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9