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Ipomoea platensis, Ipomoea platense, Ipomoea lineariloba, Plata Ipomoea, Caudiciform Morning Glory

Ipomoea platensis, Ipomoea platense, Ipomoea lineariloba

Plata Ipomoea, Caudiciform Morning Glory
Family: Convolvulaceae
Origin: Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina
CaudexVine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowers

Can be grown in USDA Zones 9-11.

This semi-shady plant needs regular water, moderate water is optimal to keep it happy and healthy. Keep in mind that the soil have to have good drainage and try to keep the roots slightly dry, never let the caudex stay moist or they can rot. In cold regions, bring the pot indoors during colder months or cover it with some insulating material. On a bright spot and with a regular watering routine it will last until outdoor temperatures rise again.

Ipomoea platensis also know as Plata Ipomoea is a joy to look at and can be grown even in the most limiting conditions. Its swollen caudex, typical for caudiciforms, will during winter develop a stunning shade of dark plum. Even when natural sun-light conditions are given, a little bit of semi-shade will help it thrive to its fullest. The main highlight of the plant are the delicate pink bell-shaped flowers that give it a unique charm. it can be kept in a pot as a bonsai and is easy to control as a container specimen, just needs a little trellis, otr can be pruned.


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Ipomoea platensis - Caudiciform Morning Glory

A remarkable Morning Glory native to arid regions of Argentina. Like other caudiciform species, it has swollen stems containing water-storage tissue, and can survive extended periods of drought. Give it a well-drained soil, keep it moist and keep it out of the full sun. The caudex will grow to more than 2 ft, the vines reach for more than 12 ft. The bell-shaped flowers are pink. The plant is very showy; it can be kept in a pot as a bonsai and is easy to control as a container specimen, just needs a little trellis, otr can be pruned. Fast growing.
See picture of plants with caudex

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES:
SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
SUNSHINE-Epi - Caudex booster
Adenium Soilless Mix
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot