How to grow Ipomoea cairica

Ipomoea cairica growing herbaceous vine of the genus Ipomoea also known as Morning glory, Ipomoea cairica can grow as annual or perennial evergreen also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+ as perennial 6+ as annual.

Leaves and stem edible the leaf color green in lobed like hand shape shape.

Ipomoea cairica flower

Flower color purple the center is darker the flower in trumpet shape.

Tuber edible the peel is brown the inner color white.

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How to grow Ipomoea cairica growing and care:

Slightly acid, well-drained soil,

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:
Aggressive, invasive

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?
3-7 m, 10-21 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:

General information about the flower
Purple flowers the center is darker the flower in trumpet shape

Pollination is done by:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
Young leaves

Information about leaves:
Green in lobed like hand shape

Uses of Name leaves:
Salad, stir fry, cooked

Edible Roots

Information about  Ipomoea cairica Tuber:
Brown peel the inner color of the tuber is white

When to pull up Ipomoea cairica Tuber:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Uses of Ipomoea cairica Tuber:

Scientific name:

Ipomoea cairica


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