How to grow Ipomoea batatas blackie

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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How to grow 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

Planting season:
Spring (as annual) / spring, summer, autumn as perennial

Pests and diseases:
Weevil, moth, whitefly, aphids

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 3-10 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

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

Edible tubers

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

Scientific name:

Ipomoea batatas


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