Houseplants forum: Morning glory as a non-traditional houseplant

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Dec 2, 2016 11:22 AM CST
I grow certain strains of Ipomoea nil and other slow growing annual species of morning glory indoors as houseplants. They do remarkably well in a sunny window, make flowers all winter long. The currently flowering morning glory I have is Ipomoea cardiophylla, which looks like a miniature Heavenly Blue Ipomoea tricolor.





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Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Hamwild
Dec 2, 2016 11:31 AM CST
Interesting!
Name: seaecho
Phelan, Ca. (Zone 8b)
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seaecho
Dec 2, 2016 11:18 PM CST
I had a morning glory as a strictly houseplant too, and it bloomed regularly, like yours did. I keep meaning to get another one, as it was also a Heavenly Blue, and I loved the fact that you never knew when it was going to give you a bloom! They are truly delightful little plants.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Dec 3, 2016 8:24 AM CST
They are easy to grow from a seed, seaecho. I am happy you had a good experience with the Heavenly Blue.

I am growing another one for both the variegated leaves and the small red flowers. It is Ipomoea nil, 'Beni Chidori', also known as 'Cameo Elegance'. The plants have not bloomed yet but here are views of the leaves.

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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Dec 3, 2016 1:30 PM CST
Make sure you do not eat the seeds. Google that if you do not get my innuendo. Gene
Name: seaecho
Phelan, Ca. (Zone 8b)
There is ALWAYS room for one more p
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seaecho
Dec 5, 2016 7:46 PM CST
Those variegated leaves are just lovely! I'm a sucker for variegated plants of any kind.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Dec 5, 2016 8:07 PM CST
I will be sure to post more leaf photos, thanks, seaecho!

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