How to Grow Ornamental Sweet Potato Plants (Ipomoea butatas).

I have received this plant from a friend, I wonder what it is, can you help?



Your plant is called an Ornamental Sweet Potato Plant (Ipomoea butatas).

Learn to identify and care for a Sweet potato Vine plant
Sweet Potato Vine plant

Here are some care tips.

Light: Medium to bright light, can even tolerate some direct sun without the leaves burning.

Water: Keep soil evenly moist but not soggy. This plant dries out faster than most indoor houseplants. Be sure there are drip holes in the bottom of your container to prevent over-watering and root rot.

Humidity: Moderate to high humidity

Fertilizer: Feed monthly in the Spring & Summer when the plant is actively growing with a balanced plant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength.

Temperature: Basic household temperatures. Can be moved outside once all danger of frost has passed.

Pruning: Cut off long bare stems to keep the plant full.