Plant Care Cypress Vine

Cypress Vine

About Cypress Vine

Cypress Vine is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Cypress Vine likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Cypress Vine belongs to the Ipomoea genus, and is native to Mexico to South America.

⚠️ Cypress Vine 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.


Ipomoea quamoclit

Also known as

Cypressvine morning glory, Cardinal creeper, Cardinal vine, Star glory and Hummingbird vine

How to care for Cypress Vine


How often to water your Cypress Vine

Water needs for Cypress Vine
0.5 cups
every 9

Cypress Vine 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 Cypress Vine

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Cypress Vine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cypress Vine: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cypress Vine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cypress Vine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cypress Vine in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Cypress Vine

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cypress Vine: 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 Cypress Vine after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Cypress Vine is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Cypress Vine

Cypress Vine

Cypress Vine

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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