Plant Care Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Also known as

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


Ipomoea purpurea

How to care for Morning Glory


How often to water your Morning Glory

Water needs for Morning Glory
0.5 cups
every 9

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 Morning Glory

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Finding light for Common morningglory in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Morning Glory: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Morning Glory may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Morning Glory

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

Care Summary for Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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