Ipomoea platensis (was Newbie)

Eugene Zielinski eez55@earthlink.net
Wed, 14 Dec 2005 20:13:21 PST
Thank you, Alberto and Alberto.
I'll keep my plant dry during the winter, but I will give it a little water
from time to time.  The plant is fairly small (in a three inch pot) but it
does behave as a caudiciform with about an inch of tuber above soil level.
I. platensis is also known as I. platense (as Leo Martin indicated.)  The
only other name I found was I. digitata v. septempartita.  It is native to
parts of Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay, and apparently takes its name
from the Rio de la Plata.


Eugene Zielinski
Augusta, GA

> From: "Alberto Castillo" <ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Newbie
> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org

> Hi Gene:
>             I would be pleased to contribute anything but we do not have
> caudiciform by that name around here. Is there a synonym? The richness of 
> Ipomoeas varieties in South America is mind boggling but a number are 
> tuberous not caudiciforms.
> Awaiting your reply
> Alberto
> in the pampas of South America
> From: "crinum@libero.it" <crinum@libero.it>
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Newbie
> To: "pbs" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
> Hi all,
> I have Ipomoea platensis from seeds too. It is now 12 year old, a really
big tuberous root emerging from the ground ( I grow it in pot).  In winter
I cut the vegetation and leave the pot (clay pot) almost dry in a  min. +10
room. I put once a month a little water from the bottom. In spring when I
see the sprouting gems I begin to water freely.
> Alberto
> Italy

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