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Plant Habit: Vine
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 13
Leaves: Deciduous
Other
Fruit: Other: tuber bulbil
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Fall
Underground structures: Tuber
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Roots
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Pollinators: Self
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious
Goes Dormant
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Common names
  • Zanzibar Yam

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