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Dioscorea spiculiflora

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Belonging to the Dioscorea genus, Yam has a botanical name of Dioscorea spiculiflora.

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

Normally grows with a vinelike habit.

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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 spiculiflora Hemsl.

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