Ipomoea Sweet Potato Blackie Unrooted Cuttings

Ipomoea Sweet Potato Blackie - Unrooted Cuttings

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Sold in Units of 100
Price per cutting: 19¢
Total Per 100: $19.00

North Carolina Farms, Inc.
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Originating in Polynesia, Ipomoea Sweet Potato vines are now a mainstay in U.S. landscaping. These fast-growing sun-lovers are best used as groundcovers, mixed container plants, and cascading elements in combination baskets. With strong, vigorous growth and beautiful runners, Ipomoea show off in any seasonal program.

Growing Tips

Your unrooted cuttings will arrive freshly cut. You will need to plant them immediately and begin a misting cycle to root the cuttings. This will leech the soil of nutrients, so during the propagation phase use a constant feed of 1/3 the normal recommended dosage of fertilizer until well rooted.

For best results with Ipomoea, we recommend using a low-but-constant feed program of 200 ppm N. Maintain a pH between 5.8 - 6.2 and an EC between 0.6 - 0.9.


We recommend that you pinch Ipomoea 5-10 days after transplanting to your final container. Pinch these fast-growers frequently to maintain the plant’s shape for your final needs.


Space pots 6-12 inches to allow air flow and penetration of light between plants.

Height Control

Plant growth regulators are not necessary for Ipomoea.


Aphids, whiteflies, thrips, and spider mites are the pests to watch for with Ipomoea.


Ipomoea are not prone to many diseases, but watch for botrytis while the days are short. This grey rot is usually associated with wet or humid conditions. You can prevent botrytis by allowing the plant to dry out between waterings, allowing for good airflow in your greenhouse, and spacing to allow the sun to penetrate to the soil level. The most common chemicals used to treat botrytis are Medallion and Banrot. Use them as a drench according to each label’s instructions.

Planting Sweet Potato Blackie Liners

  1. We recommend planting 5 starter plants per 10 inch basket. Use a well-drained soil in your baskets and plant your starter plants deep, allowing the ellepot to be completely covered by the soil. If you are planting 4” pots, 2-3 plant per pot should be sufficient. When using three liners, plant them in a triangle in the middle of your pot.
  2. Pinching is recommended 5-10 days after transplantation. A second pinch may be necessary depending on the size and shape of the final pot.

Unrooted Cuttings

Cuttings vary in size between different plant families, but most can be described as tip cuttings (ivy are leaf-and-eye stem cuttings not tips) that stick nicely in small plug trays such as the 105-plug tray we use (some varieties are better suited for a 50 cell tray, i.e. Angelwing Begonia, Bougainvillea, Setcrecea, etc.). Please do not order unrooted cuttings unless you are an experienced propagator with mist systems and proper temperature control.
Ipomoea Sweet Potato Blackie Quick Reference Guide
LightFull Sun
Minimum Temp60
Perennial Zone11
Water NeedsModerate


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