Product description

Botanical Name: Dioscorea bulbifera

Types of Plant: Perennial vine

Part of the Plant used: Tubers, leaves

Description: Air Potato, scientifically known as Dioscorea bulbifera, is a perennial vine belonging to the Dioscoreaceae family. Native to tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa, and Australia, Air Potato is cultivated for its edible tubers and ornamental value. It is characterized by its twining stems, heart-shaped leaves, and aerial tubers, which develop at the leaf nodes. The tubers vary in size and shape, resembling small potatoes or irregular clusters, and have a starchy texture when cooked.


  • Edible Tubers: Air Potato tubers are edible and can be cooked and consumed in various culinary dishes. They are rich in carbohydrates and fiber, making them a valuable source of energy and promoting digestive health. Air Potato tubers can be boiled, roasted, mashed, or incorporated into soups, stews, curries, and casseroles.
  • Ornamental Value: Air Potato vines are valued for their lush foliage and rapid growth, making them suitable for ornamental purposes in gardens and landscapes. The heart-shaped leaves and twining stems add texture and greenery to trellises, arbors, fences, and pergolas. Air Potato vines can also be grown in containers and hanging baskets as trailing or climbing plants.


Growing Conditions:

  • Sunlight: Air Potato thrives in full sunlight to partial shade. Provide at least 6-8 hours of sunlight daily for optimal growth and tuber development.
  • Soil: Well-draining, fertile soil with a pH level between 5.5 and 7.0 is ideal for Air Potato. Loamy or sandy soil enriched with organic matter promotes healthy vine growth and tuber formation.
  • Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water Air Potato plants regularly, especially during the growing season, to maintain soil moisture and promote vigorous growth.
  • Climate: Air Potato prefers warm, humid climates and is sensitive to frost. It is commonly grown in tropical and subtropical regions but can be cultivated as an annual vine in temperate climates.

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