How to grow Ipomoea lobata

Ipomoea lobata growing herbaceous vine of the genus Ipomoea also known as Fire cracker vine or Spanish flag, Ipomoea lobata 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 color green in lobate shape.

Ipomoea lobata flower

Flower color red, orange, yellow flowers in cone shape (like little peppers)

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Requirements for Ipomoea lobata growing and care:

Well-drained soil, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seeds / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier to do

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 as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Red, orange, yellow flowers in cone shape (like little peppers)

Scientific name:

Ipomoea lobata

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