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    Checkout how this vine grew in only 4 months!!!

    And look at the tubers! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

    Air Potato

    I wonder if the size of the tubers matters when you plant one, anyone know?

    Eric

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    That's really cool. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Is that the same thing as potato vine? Looks like it. I didn't know they made those potato things. Are they edible?

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    ya can you eat it or even take cuttings [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] i may be interested
    I love nepenthes

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    Wow, very nice! I have always wanted to grow this member of the morning glory family. Keep me in mind for trades if you ever have extra?
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    Tamlin,
    Morning glory is Ipomoea, in the Convolvulaceae. This is a yam species, in the Dioscoreaceae - completely unrelated. It's a beautiful plant though.

    Giles

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    Just be careful where you grow these things. They have become nuisances in some states.

    Air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera) is a non-native invasive vine which has spread throughout much of Florida, as well as parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

    http://aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu/diobul.html



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    Hehe, I tried growing one in my vivarium, and it grew like mad. Had to trim it everytime. It covered the back so well and stared takinng over everything else. So I got rid of it, now my viviarium looks plain =(. I think I'm going to grab a couple more.

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    Thanks for the correction Giles!
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