5 (10)m, Air Potato is a fast growing herbaceous twining vine with a massive potato-like tuber. It makes most ornamental, large, broadly heart-shaped, fresh green leaves and axillary born aerial bulbils which may gain up to 1 pound in weight. The bulbils as well as the tuber are rich in starch and are used cooked or fried just like potatoes in the kitchen. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year at a minimum of some 10°C. In winter reduce watering to a minimum.
Note: all green parts (leaves, stem, flowers, fruits and seeds) as well as the raw tuber are poisonous if ingested !
Bulbils are not available for a delivery to Australia and the U.S.