I've had this little Dioscorea elephantipes for about two years now and finally the trademark cracks are starting to show.
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The vine broke off of this baby Dioscorea about 6 weeks ago in shipping. Is there anything I can do to help this lil guy out??
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HAVE: string of turtles, ludisia discolor, variegated hoya carnosa compacta, v. kerrii, peperomia polybotrya, variegated peperomia obtusifolia, begonia conchifolia, columnea gloriosa, tradescantia nanouk, fokea edulis, dioscorea elephantipes, etc ISO in comments reddit.com/gallery/lxtnam
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πŸ‘€︎ u/doingalrighty
πŸ“…︎ Mar 04 2021
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Dioscorea elephantipes at 6 months old from seed, one of five happy potatoes.
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πŸ“…︎ Apr 27 2021
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Meet my new baby Dioscorea elephantipes! Looking forward to many years with this plant. How old is your oldest caudex?
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Dioscorea elephantipes. Got five seeds, only one germinated and it's already beautiful.
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πŸ“…︎ Mar 23 2021
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Is this Dioscorea elephantipes looking okay or it rotten? reddit.com/gallery/my131f
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πŸ“…︎ Apr 25 2021
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Grabbed 4 new guys today at a local caudex and cactus importer. Didn’t spring for anything huge because I’m still a beginner. Still, kind of regretting I didn’t get a larger, cooler dioscorea reddit.com/gallery/lz0ckl
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πŸ‘€︎ u/SweetPickleRelish
πŸ“…︎ Mar 06 2021
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New germinated dioscorea with its tiny caudex popped out
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πŸ‘€︎ u/dr_chai
πŸ“…︎ Apr 28 2021
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Dioscorea elephantipes male + sylvatica female both in flower, what are the odds?? reddit.com/gallery/m921af
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πŸ“…︎ Mar 20 2021
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Dioscorea elephantipes aka elephantfoot vine, He now has his permanent home till he outgrows this pot. reddit.com/gallery/mpcntr
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πŸ“…︎ Apr 12 2021
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Dioscorea elephantipes
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πŸ‘€︎ u/GoatLegRedux
πŸ“…︎ Mar 30 2021
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Dioscorea Elephantipes seedlings are starting to grow!
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πŸ‘€︎ u/LenrySpoister
πŸ“…︎ Mar 30 2021
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Dioscorea elephantipes 1 month old
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πŸ“…︎ Mar 01 2021
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[US] HAVE: rooted ppps, m siltepecana, columnea gloriosa, variegated alocasia odora, ludisia discolor, fockea edulis, dioscorea elephantipes, v hoya carnosa compacta, silver glory/orange river soh ISO: in comments reddit.com/gallery/lvf90s
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πŸ‘€︎ u/doingalrighty
πŸ“…︎ Mar 01 2021
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My Dioscorea. 🌿
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πŸ“…︎ Jan 13 2021
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Dead dioscorea elephantipes seedlings? reddit.com/gallery/mo68rn
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πŸ“…︎ Apr 10 2021
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Dioscorea elephantipes. Just arrived. Please advise. Should i trim the root?
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πŸ“…︎ Mar 25 2021
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Dioscorea Elephantipes seedling sun bathing v.redd.it/z8s7eq6166q61
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πŸ“…︎ Mar 30 2021
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Effects of Dioscorea esculenta intake with resistance training on muscle hypertrophy and strength in sprint athletes

https://doi.org/10.3164/jcbn.19-124 (full text, English language, 2020)

Abstract:

>Androgen hormones are important compounds related to body composition and exercise performance in athletes. The intake of Dioscorea esculenta, known as lesser yam, contains diosgenin and resistance training have been shown to normalize the secretion of androgen hormones. This study aimed to clarify the level of androgen hormone secretion and the effects of Dioscorea esculenta intake with resistance training on muscle hypertrophy and strength in athletes. First, in a cross-sectional study, we compared the serum androgen hormone [dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), testosterone, and 5Ξ±-dihydrotestosterone (DHT)] levels between sprint athletes (nΒ =Β 15) and non-athletes (nΒ =Β 15).
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>Second, **in an 8-week intervention study, sprint athletes were randomly divided into 2 groups: resistance training with placebo (**nΒ =Β 8) or with Dioscorea esculenta **(2,000Β mg/day) intake (**nΒ =Β 7). The serum DHEA, free testosterone, and DHT levels were lower in athletes than in non-athletes. Dioscorea esculenta intake combined with resistance training increased the arm fat-free mass, the 1 repetition maximum of deadlift and snatch, and the serum DHEA, free testosterone, and DHT levels, compared with resistance training and placebo intake. The results suggested that Dioscorea esculenta intake combined with resistance training has further effects on muscle hypertrophy and strength in athletes by restoring secretion of androgen hormones.

Small study, with some mixed outcomes. Used trained athletes...

>5 male sprint athletes (mean age: 20Β±1 years, athletic history: 7.1Β±2.9 years) who were members of a collegiate track and field team (regular track training:5 days/week, 2–3h/day; resistance training: 2 times/week) ... Among the 15 sprint athletes, 8 of 400m runners, 6 of 400m hurdlers and 1 of 200m runners were participated

... if a bit towards the long end of sprinting.

I think Dioscorea esculenta is the Wild Yam (shan yao/山药) used in TCM; if so '20:1' extracts are widely available, and assuming these include the right compounds, the 2,000mg/day dose used in this study would be very inexpensive.

Diosgenin, found in "many species of Dioscorea", is definitely bioactive, but AFIAK hasn't been investigated as an ergogenic/anab

... keep reading on reddit ➑

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bought this dioscorea last summer and this vine grew from then until now. it’s been yellowing so i imagine it’s slowly dying off - does this mean i need to cut back on watering or continue treating it the same? i’m in SoCal so the weather and light has been moderate during the winter reddit.com/gallery/lb88k9
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πŸ“…︎ Feb 02 2021
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The vine on my Dioscorea was damaged a few weeks ago and I just clipped half of it today. Is that little reddish nub a new vine emerging?
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πŸ“…︎ Feb 20 2021
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raising a small army of dioscorea elephantipes from seed reddit.com/gallery/m5jm60
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Cody going dormant! (dioscorea elephantipes)

I call it cody :) But I'm wondering, does anyone know if I should cut the stems? I read somewhere that once the leaves begin to die off, it's a sign that its going dormant. Once this happens, the stem should be cut about 1-2in off the caudex. Has anyone done this/have experience? Thank you!

https://preview.redd.it/isbzdkb6peq61.png?width=1340&format=png&auto=webp&s=807e79d81ba939cfa8e98cfd07aa6a463f648b8a

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πŸ‘€︎ u/zoo_poo12
πŸ“…︎ Mar 31 2021
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[US] ISO: Thai constellation, M. aurea, variegated M. adansonii, Dioscorea elephantipes, rare/toothy/big Nepenthes. HAVE: Monstera borsigiana albo in various propagation and established forms reddit.com/gallery/l33bnv
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πŸ“…︎ Jan 23 2021
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My Dioscorea Elephantipes is growing up!

This plant is so fun, totally dormant for 8 months and then...BAM crazy fast growth!

I've never had such an attractive plant that visually grows everyday, the best!

https://preview.redd.it/s36hvhq9yze61.png?width=3024&format=png&auto=webp&s=1233b73c535ab3bccea1fc2aa230fcaf4e050947

https://preview.redd.it/da1zhfz5yze61.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=d9b31d21c2b5f09bcb240228eb701338598afaa5

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Late mid-season progress pics of my first Dioscorea elephantipes. I didn’t think this much growth would be possible so quickly. Last photo is from when I clipped the vine last august. It woke up less than two months later. reddit.com/gallery/mfc2uq
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Effects of Dioscorea esculenta intake with resistance training on muscle hypertrophy and strength in sprint athletes /r/Supplements/comments/m…
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πŸ“…︎ Mar 31 2021
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My little dioscorea's second leaf is finally growing! (Finger for size reference)
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πŸ“…︎ Feb 04 2021
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Take 2. Have: Dioscorea elephantipes and Trichocereus bridgesii (pp cactus), ISO: mini or micro orchids reddit.com/gallery/kuibdq
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πŸ“…︎ Jan 10 2021
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My dioscorea elephantipes caudex is kind of soft - what's going on? I grew this from seed in 2019 and it's never hardened up. Advice?! TIA! reddit.com/gallery/l026s1
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πŸ“…︎ Jan 18 2021
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My Dioscorea. 🌿
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πŸ“…︎ Jan 13 2021
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Dioscorea elephantipes sown from seed in June 2019. They really took off this winter! πŸ’–
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πŸ“…︎ Feb 25 2021
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[US] [TX] TRADING Dioscorea elephantipes, ISO and details in comments :) reddit.com/gallery/ldgco3
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πŸ“…︎ Feb 05 2021
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My first ever seeds I planted are sprouting. πŸ₯Ί (Dioscorea Elephantipes)
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πŸ‘€︎ u/EdgelordMcThicc
πŸ“…︎ Feb 26 2021
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Just enjoying my little dioscorea elephantipes.
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πŸ“…︎ Feb 23 2021
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Dioscorea toxicity

Hi all!

I recently adopted a kitten who loves to nibble on my plants. I know, it's a pain in the ass 😢

I have managed to move most of my toxic plants out of reach from him, but I have one specific plant where I'm unsure if it's safe for cats or not. It's my Dioscorea elephantipes. I've been Googling without success.

Do you guys know if it's considered toxic to cats or if I can just leave it be?

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πŸ“…︎ Jan 04 2021
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Dioscorea start to sleep πŸ’€ reddit.com/gallery/m2ov22
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Wantogetsomehelp
πŸ“…︎ Mar 11 2021
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There he goes! (My seedling dioscorea elephantipes putting out the first new leaf since I got him!)
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πŸ‘€︎ u/strawberrysips
πŸ“…︎ Jan 19 2021
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HAVE: Dioscorea elephantipes and Trichocereus bridgesii (pp cactus), ISO: A very small lophophora (williamsii, fricii, diffusa, etc.)! reddit.com/gallery/kt41ut
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πŸ‘€︎ u/amberingo
πŸ“…︎ Jan 08 2021
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HAVE: dioscorea elephantipes, hoya kerrii (2), hoya retusa, dischidia geri // ISO: hoya serpens, polyneura, less common philodendron, limited space but open to offers :) reddit.com/gallery/iht2vd
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πŸ“…︎ Aug 27 2020
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My first Dioscorea elephantipes. I can't believe how fun it is! /r/plants/comments/lanyxb…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Oniontaco
πŸ“…︎ Feb 02 2021
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Just opened the container for the first time after I planted Dioscorea Elephantipes seeds on Dec 9, 2020. Maybe the other two need more time to germinate. πŸ˜…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Kepalabawah
πŸ“…︎ Jan 24 2021
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Dioscorea seedlings are coming along! Dioscorea hemicrypta and elephantipes
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πŸ‘€︎ u/peaceandatheism
πŸ“…︎ Jan 20 2021
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My second largest Dioscorea elephantipes. The caudex is about 4 inches in diameter. The vine was over 10 feet long earlier in the summer before I trimmed it. I love these plants and have a bunch of them. I'd love to see all of yours!
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πŸ“…︎ Dec 24 2020
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