The 'potatoes' on the vine
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.
Dioscorea bulbifera ("Air potato")
Air Potato Vine
Growing on power line
Taking over firespike, firebush, and other hummingbird attractors
3 month's growth - even with a drought.
Overtaking another plant
Dioscorea bulbifera growing on a chain link fence.
The Botanical Garden of Helsinki University, GH, September, 2008.
Climbing a Palm Tree
Pictures cannot show the absolute beauty of this vine, while extremely invasive (and i'm not exaggerating a bit there), the massive, broad, almost metallic like leaves are just amazing to look at.
More Air Potato Vine choking out another big invasive, Giant Reed (Arundo donax). Its a gorgeous vine and its new leaves are a metallic bronze, very, very beautiful.
Thicket of Air Potato.
A leaf of Air Potato.