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Yam is a member of the Dioscorea family. Its botanical name is Dioscorea macrostachya.

Treat as a perennial - it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).

Mexico is believed to be where Yam originates from.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Yam have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Yam

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

Growing Yam from seed

Transplanting Yam

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Other names for Yam

dioscorea Mexicana

Dioscorea macrostachya Benth.

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