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Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red™ Sweet Potato Vine

Ipomoea batatas 'Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red'

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Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red™ Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea batatas 'Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red') at Tree Top Nursery & Landscaping

Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red™ Sweet Potato Vine foliage

Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red™ Sweet Potato Vine foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red™ Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea batatas 'Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red') at Tree Top Nursery & Landscaping

Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red™ Sweet Potato Vine

Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red™ Sweet Potato Vine

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red™ Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea batatas 'Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red') at Tree Top Nursery & Landscaping

Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red™ Sweet Potato Vine

Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red™ Sweet Potato Vine

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spread:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Sweet Caroline Series

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

Excellent as an annual ground cover, or in combinations and containers; adaptable to sun and shade conditions; colors are deeper and brighter in full sun, in shadier environments colors are tinged with more green.

Features & Attributes

Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red™ Sweet Potato Vine's attractive heart-shaped leaves emerge chartreuse, turning brick red in color with pointy crimson spines and tinges of coppery-bronze throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. The dark red stems can be quite attractive and add to the plant's interest.

This is a dense herbaceous houseplant with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red™ Sweet Potato Vine can be expected to grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. 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 type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

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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