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PlantFiles Pictures: Ornamental Yam (Dioscorea discolor)

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ford3728
Homer, LA

October 25, 2003
8:15 PM

Post #691398

Air Potato
Dioscorea bulbifera


There is about 7 or 8 fruit hanging on this air potato vine but the smallest are hard to find unless you know where they are. They get much bigger, some as big as soft balls. I have grown this vine in full sun but it does better in shade.

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rosebruce
Plano, TX

November 29, 2004
2:49 PM

Post #1169908

Good Morning Ford3728!
I was reading your thread on the "Ornamental Yam" you posted in October...sorry I'm a new subscriber and I'm enjoying reading all the threads...so anyway, I wondered...is your "Ornamental Yam" in the same family as the "Ornamental Sweet Potato" vine that grows so beatiful here in Texas?

Another question? I had 2 sweet potatoes that ended up shooting sprouts before I got to use them...will these eventually turn into "Ornamental Sweet Potato's" or Ornamental Yams? just wondering...what would happen if I let them continue growing and would they produce like the others...???

Thanks,
Rose in Texas

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