Kwao Krua Root


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So I got this root which I was told was a kwao kura root which is supposed to make a vine with flowers. It looks like a potato but with a yam shape however and I'm wondering that the best way to plant this thing might be. It's sitting on a plastic dixie style plate and is a little smaller than my fist.

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from what I have read the way to propagate this plant is from seed, not the tuber. I could be wrong however.
 
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I would be interested in knowing where you got any information at all on growing these things. I've looked for weeks with no real information on growing them.
 
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I would be interested in knowing where you got any information at all on growing these things. I've looked for weeks with no real information on growing them.
The following link is for the red kwao krua but it seems the red and white varieties are basically the same.

 
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Due to the lack of sufficient information on that site of this particular plant I don't find it a credible source. Also some obvious wrong information. It isn't a tree, or does it categorize it there because it grows near or on trees? Spacing is also obviously wrong. I've seen pictures at least of purple blooms. And if someone doesn't know where to grow it then how would they possibly know how to grow it or when to plant it?

Do you have any other source?

edit: Is this really the same plant even? The genus looks different.
 
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Due to the lack of sufficient information on that site of this particular plant I don't find it a credible source. Also some obvious wrong information. It isn't a tree, or does it categorize it there because it grows near or on trees? Spacing is also obviously wrong. I've seen pictures at least of purple blooms. And if someone doesn't know where to grow it then how would they possibly know how to grow it or when to plant it?

Do you have any other source?

edit: Is this really the same plant even? The genus looks different.
Nope, in fact I had never heard of the plant before you posted and I did a little internet search and the one I linked to is the best I found. There was another one about some farm in Thialand which is growing them from seed but that is all I gleaned from that site.
 

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