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Ipomoea arborescens - Plant

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Ipomoea is the largest genus in the flowering plant family Convolvulaceae, with over 500 species. It is a large and diverse group with common names including morning glory, water convolvulus or kangkung, sweet potato, bindweed, moonflower, etc

Common name: sweet potato
Color: Pale pink to violet (cultivars mostly non-flowering)
Bloom time: Rarely flowers
Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Grow annuals in a sunny, sheltered site. They need a lot of sun. Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Choose a site that is sheltered from cold or drying winds. Sow Morning Glory seeds early in the season once the ground has warmed to 64 degrees F.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 46°F

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer after planting and monthly.
  • Support climbers and trailing species.
  • Morning glories are low-maintenance.
  • Water during dry periods.
  • Mulch to retain moisture and avoid weeds.


Special Feature:
Species cultivars are ornamental subtropical vines that are most often used as sprawling ground covers or as foliage contrasts grown to hang down over the edge of containers or window boxes.
Use
Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
No serious insect or disease problems.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a587 http://www.almanac.com/plant/morning-glories

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