Plant Care Common Morning Glory

Common Morning Glory

Also known as

Common morning glory, Common morning-glory, Tall morning-glory, Purple morning glory and Morning glory


Ipomoea purpurea

How to care for Common Morning Glory


How often to water your Common Morning Glory

Water needs for Common Morning Glory
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Morning Glory needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Common Morning Glory

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Morning Glory in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Morning Glory: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Morning Glory love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Common Morning Glory does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Common Morning Glory in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Common Morning Glory

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common Morning Glory: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Common Morning Glory after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Common Morning Glory is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Native Region
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Care Summary for Common Morning Glory

Common Morning Glory

Common Morning Glory

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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