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South of the Border™ Guacamole Sweet Potato Vine

Ipomoea batatas 'South of the Border Guacamole'

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South of the Border™ Guacamole Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea batatas 'South of the Border Guacamole') at Rainbow Gardens

South of the Border™ Guacamole Sweet Potato Vine foliage

South of the Border™ Guacamole Sweet Potato Vine foliage

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South of the Border™ Guacamole Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea batatas 'South of the Border Guacamole') at Rainbow Gardens

South of the Border™ Guacamole Sweet Potato Vine foliage

South of the Border™ Guacamole Sweet Potato Vine foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Ornamental Sweet Potato

Brand:  Hort Couture

Description:

A great addition to combination planters and hanging baskets, as well as being an annual groundcover in the landscape; loves heat and humidity; excellent color all season

Features & Attributes

South of the Border™ Guacamole Sweet Potato Vine's attractive deeply cut lobed leaves remain forest green in color with distinctive dark red veins and tinges of coppery-bronze throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

This is a dense herbaceous houseplant with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other indoor plants with less refined foliage. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, South of the Border™ Guacamole Sweet Potato Vine can be expected to grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 1 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --

 
 
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Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.