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

Taxonomy

Ipomoea purpurea
Ipomoea
Convolvulaceae
Solanales

How to care for Common Morning Glory

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Common Morning Glory →

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💦 Water Needs

Common Morning Glory prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Common Morning Glory requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

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🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Common Morning Glory is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

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💨 Humidity

Common Morning Glory doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

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🪴 Soil

Common Morning Glory does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

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💩 Fertilizer

Common Morning Glory is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.

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🌎 Native Region

Common Morning Glory is native to Worldwide.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Common Morning Glory can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

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🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Common Morning Glory can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate Common Morning Glory →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Common Morning Glory

Common Morning Glory

Common Morning Glory


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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