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Dioscorea batata/Air Potato Vine

Dioscorea batata / Dioscorea batata
Attractive foliage, but a very aggressively growing vine that can become a pest if not controlled
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Attractive foliage, but a very aggressively growing vine that can become a pest if not controlled

Aggressive summer growth under nearly any condition

Close-up of the heart-shaped foliage with impressed veins

The air potato produced by this vine

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Scientific Name: Dioscorea batata
Common Name: Air Potato Vine
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This is an interesting vine, but a terribly aggressive vine that can become invasive in a short time. Grow where plants can be controlled.