How to grow Sweet potato

Sweet potato growing herbaceous vine of the genus Ipomoea also known as Ipomoea batatas, Sweet potato 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 edible the color green in lobed like hand shape shape.

Flower color purple in trumpet shape.

Sweet potato tuber

Tuber edible the peel is brown, the inner color is orange, purple or white.

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How to grow Sweet potato 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:
Green in lobed like hand shape

Uses of Sweet potato leaves:
Salad, stir fry, cooked

Edible Roots

Information about  Sweet potato Tuber:
Brown peel, the inner color of the tuber is orange, purple or white

When to pull up Sweet potato Tuber:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Uses of Sweet potato Tuber:
Cooked and more

Scientific name:

Ipomoea batatas


Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

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Watering plants

Hardiness zone