Sweet Potato Plant Indoors
Once these plants have begun to grow robustly indoors they will be ready to transfer to large mixed containers with other plants.
Sweet potato plant indoors. If you want to keep your sweet potato slips indoors and continue growing them as houseplants you can now remove them from the mother potato. Plant sweet potatoes indoors as promised we re back with a final indoor planting project for the week. Leave all of the stems exposed. Use a well draining pot large enough to accommodate it comfortably.
Already having leaves also means that it will grow extra. Care of sweet potato plants. Leave them until they have grown some roots before transferring them to their own pots. Plant the sweet potato in a container of potting soil when each vine has as least four to six leaves.
So stay tuned and let s begin. You can snap those off the mother sweet potato and plant those individual slips into the ground or in a large container in the home. After picking up 3 more large sweet potatoes over the. Therefore you must be wondering if there s any way to grow sweet potatoes in a pot indoors.
Then simply place them in water again small shot glasses might be an easy option. The care of sweet potato plants is similar to most other vining houseplants in the home spending summers outdoors. Use an organic sweet potato. If that s the case and if you have always wanted to grow sweet potatoes in a pot either because you do not have a huge garden or you simply want to try something new then stick with me and i will teach you how to do that.
Even better the leaves are edible and tasty. Our kitchen window is beginning to get overrun with plants in various stages and we re loving it. These slips can then be broken off and planted in the garden to grow sweet potatoes. A sweet potato will start to grow slips which are stems with leaves.
If you want to grow your sweet potato vines as decorative plants find a small three or four inch seedling pot with good drainage. While tolerant of drought these plants prefer to be kept moist not soggy. Or if you will plant the edible sweet potatoes in the ground then the slips can be started in seedling. Follow these steps to planting and growing your own sweet potato vine indoors.
Though prolific growers you may fertilize monthly if desired using a general all purpose water soluble fertilizer. A hanging basket is a good choice for this plant s vining habit. Just gently twist them off taking care not to damage the stems too much. Pull the toothpicks out of the potato and cover it completely with soil.
Once those slips start to develop they ll each have their own root system. Sweet potato in a nutshell. Plant a sweet potato in water and almost before your eyes it transforms into a sprawling vine with lime green or purple tinged leaves. If it has started sprouting like the one pictured here that is ideal because it means the potato hasn t been sprayed with a sprout retardant.
After 4 to 8 weeks sweet potatoes will grow lots of slips with very healthy roots.