Dioscorea mexicana

Also known as:

  • Dioscorea macrostachya
  • Elephant's Foot
  • Mexican Yam

Plant Type

perennial, vine / climber, bulb / corm / tuber

Zones

9a-9a, 11-11

Size

H:12'
W:3'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

average, well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

regular

Sun Exposure:

sun, bright shade

Features

Flower Color:

green

Foliage Color:

green

Flower Season:

summer

Foliage Season:

deciduous

Tags

broadleaf
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Scheidw. Formerly D. macrostachya. Native to Mexico and resembles D. elephantipes. Grows to 1m wide.

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Mexico; large caudex, long deciduous vines.

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