Caudiciform Ipomoeas finally blooming

karyn1(7a)September 1, 2012

I realize these aren't succulents but caudiciform pics are posted here. Mike sent me an Ipomoea plantense a few months ago and I already had an I. albivenia for a couple years that hadn't done much of anything. Mike gave me some tips about growing them and both are blooming for the first time. I couldn't get the base of the platense in the pic as the vines are too long but it looks a lot like a parsnip right now.

I. albivenia

I. platense

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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Nice flowers... what is Mike's tips that got yours to flower... Can't be giving us only part of a story, Karyn!!!!!

    Bookmark   September 1, 2012 at 11:56AM
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karyn1(7a)

I was under the impression that these preferred tight quarters so my albivena had been in a pot just barely bigger then the caudex. Mike told me to plant them in a large pot. Soon after transplanting to a 10" diameter pot the albivenia took off.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2012 at 12:01PM
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lzrddr(91360)

My Ipomoea platense has feel blooming most of the summer (this plant lives outdoors year round here)

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 8:55PM
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johnsonm08(5a)

LZDDR-- Can you show us the caudex?
Mike

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 10:17PM
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