Dioscorea Mexicana (Mexican Yam)

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  • Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 55cm
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DISCLAIMER

  1. The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and though look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
  2. Flowers/Fruits are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers/fruits at the time of order/delivery.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Dioscorea mexicana, Mexican yam or cabeza de negro is a species of yam in the genus Dioscorea.
  • Dioscorea mexicana is a caudiciform Dioscorea having either a partly to completely above-ground dome-shaped caudex with a thick, woody outer layer up to 3 feet in diameter and 8–10 inches in height.
  • The plant exterior resembles an elephant foot due to the become more pronounced with age.
  • In containers, they will grow with a diameter of 3 feet and a height of 10..12 inches.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Your soil mix should be a minimum of 50% inorganic pumice/lava rocks, and 50% organics.
  • Preferring a well-drained soil.

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FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Fertilize once a month and add time released 7-7-7 during the rainy growing season once even 3 months.

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LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • It requires shade/partial sun.
  • The vine that grows out of the plant bulb prefers full sun.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • New roots grow from the outer edge of the caudex, so they are best protected with a well-drained layer of gravel.
  • Roots will grow from above the soil into the soil.
  • During the dormant period greatly reduce the amount of water given to the plant; a light monthly watering is needed at most.

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