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Ipomoea batatas 'Black Heart'

Black Heart Sweet Potato Vine

Sweet Potato Vine

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A great addition to combination planters and hanging baskets, as well as being an annual groundcover in the landscape; loves heat and humidity, in those conditions it grows very quickly

Description

A great addition to combination planters and hanging baskets, as well as being an annual groundcover in the landscape; loves heat and humidity, in those conditions it grows very quickly

Landscape Attributes

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Black Heart Sweet Potato Vine can be expected to grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 1 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

1a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

8 inches

6 feet

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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