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Dioscorea mexicana

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Dioscorea mexicana

Dioscorea mexicana is a real must for all plant enthusiastics. Additional information about this plant will become available later.

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Dioscorea mexicana
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Dioscorea mexicana Dioscorea mexicana
Plant type
foliage plant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
40 cm
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal

Product info

Dioscorea bulbifera or Air potato is a kind of exotic 'Climbing' plant with prettily veined, heart-shaped leaves. In the axils of the plant a kind of 'Air potatoes' grow which can be picked to plant next year, in order to make new plants grow. Some types are edible, but as far as we know, this one isn'T. After 2 to 3 years this plant starts growing lovely small fragrant flowers. The plant originates in Asia. In the vicinity of trees this plant can start climbing up the trunk. In some areas 'For example in Florida, USA' this plant is invasive.

Height:
15 cm
15 cm
Width:
21 cm
21 cm
Adult height:
< 5 cm
< 5 cm
Adult width:
40 cm
40 cm
Flower colour:
Yellow
yellow
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Foliage plant
foliage plant
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Mini
mini
Araflora info:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South Africa
South Africa
Altitude range:
500-1000 m
500-1000 m

Plant care

In Northern Europe this plant can be kept outside, as pot plant or indoors.

Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Watering from above
watering from above
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-80%
60-80%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
10-30 °C
10-30 °C
Night temperature:
12-18 °C
12-18 °C
Temperature max:
30 °C
30 °C
Temperature min:
10 °C
10 °C
Temperature:
< 15 °C
< 15  °C
Fertilize:
Little
little
Artificial light height:
10-30 cm
10-30 cm
Soil ph:
<5-8>
<5-8>
Soil type:
Mix
mix
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years
 

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