Ipomea – Sweet Potato Vine – Propagation


Ipomea – Sweet Potato Vine


Today we are going to learn about the Art of Propagation!

When we propagate Ipomea,we take cuttings and quickly plant them into a tray with tiny cells of soil. From there the trays go onto the propagation bench, which keeps the trays warm from below as well as above. this promotes good root formation. The propagated trays stay on the warm bench for about three weeks. they will then be transplanted in to 4″ pots and be ready for sale around Mothers Day.

We begin with a tray of plants and take small cuttings.

We start with a tray of plants

The cuttings are the growing tip of the plant. IMG_0504

Each one has a couple breaks and some new growth.


Then we poke a hole in each cell so that the cutting has a little breathing room and space for a root to develop.


Then we stick the cut end of the cutting into the growing media.


Each tray has 105 cells, so we can expect at least 100 plants from a tray. A few may die, but only a few.  in a month or so, we’ll transplant each little cell into a 4″ pot to finish them. These Ipomea or Sweet Potao Vine will be ready around Mothers Day.