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Cypress vine        

Ipomoea quamoclit

Cypress vine is part of the Ipomoea genus. Its scientific name is Ipomoea quamoclit.

Tropical twining vine that can be grown as an annual in colder climates.
Red trumpet shaped flowers, with white centre.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   USC Cardinal and   Floral white and   Dark candy apple red. When mature, blooms are roughly 2.0 cm (that's 0.78 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a funnel form, with an approximate petal count of 5. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Seal brown and   Dark brown. Leaves appear approximately as a   Ao green and   Dark spring green colour. It is a non-edible flower / houseplant that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Cypress vine is known for its climbing growing habit. This plant tends to bloom in early summer, followed by first harvests in late summer. This plant is a great attractor for butterflies, bees and birds, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Cypress vine is a great choice. Consider Cardinal Climber, White, Red, Funny Valentine and Mixed to grow as they are very popular with home gardeners.

Cypress vine is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Cypress vine have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Cypress vine

  • Full Sun

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  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately. Cypress vine needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil - weakly acidic soil). Keep in mind when planting that Cypress vine is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors.

See our list of companion Plants for Cypress vine to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Cypress vine from seed

Germinates easily, in ordinary well drained potting compost.
in colder climates requires a little warmth, with good ventilation to prevent damping off

Transplanting Cypress vine

Requires a sunny well drained site in cooler climates in being grown as an annual
Requires a support to climb up

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 12°C / 54°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Cypress vine is a tender plant.

Common Cypress vine problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Cypress vine plants:

Other names for Cypress vine

Star glory, Hummingbird vine, Cypress Vine, Cypressvine Morning Glory, Cardinal Creeper, Cardinal Vine

Ipomoea quamoclit L.

Misspellings: Lpomoea quamoclit

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How long does Cypress vine take to grow?

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