White Sweet Potatoe PLANT – Australian Native Heirloom – Desert Yam, Native Sweet Potatoe – Ipomea costata

$19.00

Australian Native – Desert Yam, Native Sweet Potatoe – Ipomea costata is an easy-to-grow perennial vegetable that doesn’t need much water at all. It will happily grow in full sun and half-shade. This is the white skin – white flesh variety. The leaves are also edible and we mostly use them in stir-fries or as a spinach substitute, braised for a couple of minutes in a little butter and garlic. Yummy!

More info below 🙂

Description

White Sweet Potatoe Plant – Australian Native – Desert Yam, Native Sweet Potato – Ipomea costata

Australian Native – Desert Yam, Native Sweet Potatoe – Ipomea costata is an easy-to-grow perennial vegetable that doesn’t need much water at all. It will happily grow in full sun and half-shade. This is the white skin – white flesh variety. The leaves are also edible and we mostly use them in stir-fries or as a spinach substitute, braised for a couple of minutes in a little butter and garlic. Yumm!

Note: we sell cuttings/runners, too which are cheaper than the potted plant.

Planting and growing tips:

  1. Give it a good drink and place it in a half-shade position out of the wind.
  2. Leave it in the original pot for a few days until it recovers from the journey.
  3. Re-pot or plant into the ground at the latest when the roots start to come out of the bottom holes.
  4. Watering straight after planting is essential! From then on as required.
  5. It doesn’t like to sit in water so a well-drained position is best. All our edibles grow happily and quickly in slightly raised garden beds.
  6. It grows best in full sun and partial shade and in many types of soil, however, the better the soil, the quicker and better the plant will grow.

Additional notes:

  • The price is for one young plant in a pot, coming from the mother plant, naturally grown with lots of love in my permaculture food forest in Pacific Haven QLD Australia. Sending within Australia only, not to NORFOLK ISLAND, NT, SA, TAS, or WA. Pick up by appointment only.
  • Most of our nursery plants grow in a half-shade. Introducing them to the sun slowly before replanting them to their permanent position will promote healthy growth.
  • Do your research before trying any new foods. Please also note our disclaimer in the footer of this page.

Eating tips: Great for boiling, baking, and grilling. This vegetable has to be cooked/boiled before eating

Do your research before trying any new foods. Please also note our disclaimer in the footer of this page.

Additional information

Weight1.4 kg

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