Ipomoea Black Heart Vine - Creepers & Climbers
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Ipomoea Black heart vine is a compact, warm weather annual and in cooler climate it is perennial, and is commonly known as the sweet potato vine plant. Ipomoea grows best in moist, fertile, well-drained soil, and it need full to partial sun. Ipomoeas also make great annual groundcovers in the landscape. They love the heat and humidity cooler temperatures and low humidity cause them to stay more compact. You can grow them whether in hanging basket, pot, also directly in the ground. But always remember the scorching sun can cause the leaf burn, so protect the plant if temperature Read More
Ipomoea Black heart vine is a compact, warm weather annual and in cooler climate it is perennial, and is commonly known as the sweet potato vine plant. Ipomoea grows best in moist, fertile, well-drained soil, and it need full to partial sun. Ipomoeas also make great annual groundcovers in the landscape. They love the heat and humidity cooler temperatures and low humidity cause them to stay more compact. You can grow them whether in hanging basket, pot, also directly in the ground. But always remember the scorching sun can cause the leaf burn, so protect the plant if temperature is above 35 degree celsius. As it is from the same family of sweet potato it's tuber is not edible because it doesn't have any sugar content and mainly grown for its foliage purpose.
Sunlight - Full Sunlight (<6hrs) to Partial shade
Water - Always Maintain the moisture in the soil. Water it when the leaves look dull.
Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer once in 2 month.
Repotting - Once in 2yrs as it have tubers, you can multiply it.
Location - Potted Plant/Sunny Balcony/Rock garden/Hanging basket/Ground cover
INSIDE THE BOX
|1.||Ipomoea Plant||<1 Feet Height|
|2.||Growing Pot (Black color)||6 Inch|
**above specifications are for indicative purpose only, actual dimensions may slightly vary.
INITIAL CARE FOR 10-15 DAYS JUST AFTER RECEIVING YOUR PLANT
- Remove the Packaging Materials carefully.
- Press the soil in the pot & add additional soil(garden mix) if necessary.
- Maintain moisture in the pot, Do not over water it may kill your plant, so make sure that the soil should be dry between watering.
- Make sure that plants get enough morning direct bright light(2-3hrs) for 10-15 days & do not go for immediate transplanting (minimum 1 month)
- After 1 month you can transplant it into slightly bigger pot than the present pot or you can remain in the same pot for 6-7 month.
- Just prune if any branch of the plant is get damaged in transits. New leaves will come definitely.
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Frequently Asked Questions
It grows horizontally. Creepers are plants with stems that grow along the ground, around another plant / on a wall by means of extending stems or branches.
It grows vertically. Climbers are plants with a tender stem that grow with the help of external support. They climb over the other by twine or hook from their leaves & stems.
It depends on the plant varieties and the available space for spreading. In General, a creeper can spread up to 15 meters.
Perennial creepers/climbers are plants that live or grow for a long time (more than a year)
List of plants that can also grow in Indirect bright light is All money plants, Pink wall creeper, All thunbergia, Ipomoea cairica & Ipomoea black, Hari Champa, Cissus nodosa, Mandevilla, and Trachelospermum jasminoides.
Minimum 3 years needed for a creeper plants to cover 5-10 meter of walls. But it also depends on the Plant care and plant variety.
It is always good to read both together, Creepers grow horizontally, it creeps on the ground whereas Climbers grow vertically by external support by their twine, tendrils, and other supportive structure.
Minimum 4-6hours of direct bright light are necessary for flower plants to produce flowers. The soil should be well-drained, fertile, and organic in nature, the sandy-loam soil is the best soil for flowering plants.
The best Fertilizers are Organic fertilizers & Organic compost, manure to apply to your flowers. Remember Phosphorus based fertilizers are best to produce more flowers. Look at the descriptions of each plant for plant care guidelines.
There are some creepers like Curtain creeper, Elephant creeper, Dolichandra unguis cati, Thunbergia, Passion flower, Wall creeper, Ipomoea etc, are very suitable for making privacy or providing like structure for shade purpose.