Dioscorea Brachybotrya


Dioscorea Brachybotrya

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Dioscorea brachybotrya, commonly known as the Chinese yam or cinnamon vine, is a unique and versatile perennial plant with a rich botanical heritage. This climbing vine is prized for both its ornamental appeal and its culinary uses. Dioscorea brachybotrya is a vigorous climbing vine that can reach impressive heights. Its heart-shaped leaves and twining stems contribute to its aestheticS, making it a popular choice for vertical gardening and trellises. The plant showcases clusters of small, fragrant flowers, adding a delightful touch to any garden. Native to East Asia, Dioscorea brachybotrya thrives in well-drained soil and is well-suited to a variety of climates. Its adaptability and resilience make it a sought-after addition. Beyond its ornamental value, it is also recognized for its edible tubers, often used in traditional Asian cuisine. These tubers are not only nutritious but also contribute a unique flavor to a variety of dishes. In addition to its practical uses, Dioscorea brachybotrya holds cultural significance in various regions. Its inclusion in traditional medicine and culinary practices reflects its enduring importance in local communities. With ample sunlight, this adaptable vine is known for its hardiness, making it suitable for diverse gardening environments. Regular watering and occasional fertilization contribute to its optimal growth.

Sowing Advice

Sow seeds at any time onto a good soil-based compost covering seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. We recommend germinating at 15 to 20 degrees C. Germination may be very slow, perhaps 2-3 months, or sometimes much longer, and these seeds may sometimes wait for spring before emerging. Grow on individual seedlings in 3 inch pots before finally planting with climbing support in a well-drained spot or very large pot.

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Key Facts


Common name:Chinese yam, cinnamon vine

Classification:Hardy climber


Packet Content:10 (Approx)

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