Ipomoea forum: Is something wrong with my Ipomoea tricolor?

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Name: Abby
Texas, USA (Zone 8a)
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AbbyR
May 6, 2018 8:37 PM CST
This is my first time attempting to grow something from seeds.

A month after they sprouted, the vines started climbing the tomato cage I provided them.

Currently, they're in a pot facing south and receiving sun from noon to late afternoon. I water when the soil feels dry. No fertilizer used so far. I have also spotted some ants and a large spider on the vines/cage before.

I believe spots have been showing up on leaves since very early on. Here are photos I took today of some of the leaves:

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And a photo of the whole pot:
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
May 8, 2018 5:01 PM CST
Texas sun can be pretty intense, yes? You might relocate the pot where there was filtered sun at the heat of the day.
Name: Abby
Texas, USA (Zone 8a)
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AbbyR
May 10, 2018 12:39 AM CST
Gerris2 said:Texas sun can be pretty intense, yes? You might relocate the pot where there was filtered sun at the heat of the day.

Gotcha. I will do just that.
Thank you for the reply!
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
May 10, 2018 8:35 AM CST
Habe you checked the leaf underside for spider mites?
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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luvsgrtdanes
May 10, 2018 11:04 AM CST
I tend to agree with Joseph, my first thought was sunburn.
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
May 12, 2018 6:16 AM CST
Which Ipomoea tricolor cultivar are you growing?
Name: Frank Mosher
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fwmosher
Jun 13, 2018 8:26 AM CST
AbbyR: Where there are ants crawling up and down anything, there usually are aphids and your pics sure look like damage from aphids. I would look under the leaves for same, and then spray with a purchased insecticidal soap (fatty acids of soap)! Can't recommend making your own, because there are so many variables. Cheers!

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