Ipomoea batatas Blackie growing herbaceous vine of the genus Ipomoea also known as Sweet potato blackie, Ipomoea batatas Blackie can grow as annual or perennial evergreen mostly used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+ as perennial 6+ as annual.
Ipomoea batatas Blackie leaves
Leaves edible in color purple-black sometimes with green, leaves with five lobes.
Flower color purple in trumpet shape.
Tuber edible the peel is purple or orange, the inner color is white.
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Requirements for Ipomoea batatas Blackie growing and care:
Slightly acid, well-drained soil, clear from stone, mulch
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Tuber / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, for get better tuber
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Require big area for tuber
Spring (as annual) / spring, summer, autumn as perennial
Pests and diseases:
Weevil, moth, whitefly, aphids
How to prune:
Just for design
Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 3-10 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Autumn / Winter
General information about the flower
Purple flower in trumpet shape bloom in short day (but not when it cold)
Pollination is done by:
Leaves harvesting season:
How to harvest the leaves?
Better to trim when pull the tuber
Information about leaves:
Purple-black to green in lobed with 5 lobes
Uses of Name leaves:
Salad, stir fry, cooked
Information about Ipomoea batatas blackie Tuber:
Purple to orange peel, the inner color of the tuber is white
When to pull up Ipomoea batatas blackie Tuber:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
Uses of Ipomoea batatas blackie Tuber:
Cooked and more