Plant Care African Morningvine

African Morningvine

Also known as

Convolvulus blumii, Convolvulus filicaulis, Convolvulus oligodontus, Convolvulus sonneratii, Convolvulus viscidus, Convolvus oligodontus, Convolvus tridentatus, Evolvus tridentatus, Fraxima tridentata, Ipomoea angustifolia retusa, Ipomoea bidentata, Ipomoea blumii, Ipomoea convolvuloides, Ipomoea filicaulis, Ipomoea hastata, Merremia hastata, Merremia oligodonta, Merremia retusa, Merremia tridentata angustifolia, Merremia tridentata tridentata, Tirtalia angustifolia, Tirtalia filicaulis, Xenostegia angustifolia, Xenostegia tridentata angustifolia and Xenostegia tridentata hastata


Xenostegia tridentata

How to care for African Morningvine


How often to water your African Morningvine

Water needs for African Morningvine
0.5 cups
every 9

African Morningvine 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 African Morningvine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant African Morningvine: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

African Morningvine 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 African Morningvine

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

Care Summary for African Morningvine

African Morningvine

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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