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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Requirements for 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
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:
Green in lobed like hand shape
Uses of Sweet potato leaves:
Salad, stir fry, cooked
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