Plant Care Mexican Morning Glory

Mexican Morning Glory

Also known as

Mexican morning glory and Morning glory


Ipomoea tricolor

How to care for Mexican Morning Glory


How often to water your Mexican Morning Glory

Water needs for Mexican Morning Glory
0.5 cups
every 9

Mexican 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 Mexican Morning Glory

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Mexican Morning Glory in your home

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

Mexican 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.

Mexican Morning Glory does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Mexican Morning Glory

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Mexican 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 Mexican Morning Glory after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Mexican Morning Glory can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

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Care Summary for Mexican Morning Glory

Mexican Morning Glory

Mexican 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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