About Chinese Yam
Chinese Yam is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
Chinese Yam likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.
Chinese Yam belongs to the Dioscorea genus, and is native to Central and South China and Kuril Islands to Taiwan.
⚠️ Chinese Yam is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.
Also known as
Chinese-potato, chinese-yam and cinnamon-vine
How to care for Chinese Yam
Chinese Yam needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Chinese Yam love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Chinese Yam does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chinese Yam in your home 🏡.
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Chinese Yam after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.