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Cinnamon vine

Dioscorea batatas

'Cinnamon vine' is a plant in the Dioscorea genus with a scientific name of Dioscorea batatas. Blooms tend to have a medium cinnamon fragrance. Cinnamon vine grows as a perennial and is an edible vegetable. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Normally growing to a mature height of 3.00 metres (9.75 feet), Cinnamon vine grows with a vine habit.

China is believed to be where Cinnamon vine originates from.

Cinnamon vine is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

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How to grow Cinnamon vine

  • Partial Sun

  • High

A partial sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Cinnamon vine is thought of as hardy, so it can be safe to leave outdoors for the majority of winter (although if in doubt, using a row cover is often a good idea).

See our list of companion Plants for Cinnamon vine to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Cinnamon vine from seed

Soil temperature should be kept higher than -20°C / -4°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Cinnamon vine

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Cinnamon vine is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Cinnamon vine

Be sure you have the correct species as some are edible while others are toxic.1

Common Cinnamon vine problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Cinnamon vine plants:

Other names for Cinnamon vine

Yam, 長い芋, 山药, 마 Name

Dioscorea opposita, Dioscorea polystachya

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