Plant Care Morning Glory

Morning Glory

4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Morning Glory has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Morning Glory has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

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 located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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

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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.

Plant care guide for Morning Glory in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Growing Morning Glory in Indianapolis right now

Light needs for plant Morning Glory in Indianapolis, Indiana

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Indianapolis is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in…

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Light needs for plant Morning Glory in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 28.8% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Indianapolis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Indianapolis is expected to decrease by 28.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.8 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Morning Glory in Indianapolis, Indiana

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Indianapolis is getting an average of 8.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of…

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Finding light for Common morningglory in your home

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

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

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Indianapolis, Indiana ⛅.

Morning Glory does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Morning Glory

Nutrient needs for plant Morning Glory in Indianapolis, Indiana

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in Indianapolis is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's bes…

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Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

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Morning Glory has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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Grew from seed .. really easy - late flowering

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