Learn How to Grow Morning Glory in Pots and flaunt its beautiful flowers in a small space like a balcony or a patio!
Take a look at How to Grow Morning Glory in Pots and flaunt its beautiful blooms in tight spaces! You can also grow it in hanging baskets.
USDA Zones: 9-11
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How Long Does a Morning Glory Blossom Last?
The Morning Glory flower lasts only a day and begins to fade away before sunset. This beautiful flower earned its name because its fragile petals unfurl with sunrise and fade away before sunset.
Advantages of Growing Morning Glory in Pots
- You can keep the quick-growing vines under control. It reduces the risk of an aggressive takeover.
- Flaunt the stunning blooms on the patio, balcony, or any small place.
- Morning Glory grows as a perennial in warmer places, and growing it in pots gives you an option to keep it indoors. This also means you can shift the plant inside quickly once the winter sets in.
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How to Grow Morning Glory in Pots?
You can grow Morning Glory in pots by sowing the seeds 4-6 weeks before the last frost date in a well-draining potting mix. Water well and keep the container at a location with plenty of bright but indirect light. The seeds will germinate in 3-4 weeks.
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Growing Requirements for Morning Glory in Pots
Like all flowers, Morning Glory needs plenty of sunlight for deeper colors and a larger size of blooms. Pick a spot with a minimum of 4-6 hours of direct sunlight, preferably the morning sun.
While growing it indoors, avoid keeping the plant in a shaded room or away from a bright window, as it will result in no flowers and leggy growth.
If you use regular garden soil, amend it with plenty of organic matter and compost. Adding a handful of coco peat to the mix will help greatly. A neutral soil pH of 6.0 to 6.8 will help in bigger flowers.
You have to strike the right balance between keeping the soil moist and allowing it to go a little dry in between. Do this by watering the plant 1-2 times a week or when the topsoil goes a little dry. Mulching will also help to retain moisture in the growing medium.
Temperature and Humidity
Morning Glory grows annually in places where the temperature goes below 45°F or 7°C. It can grow as a perennial in subtropical and tropical zones. The plant will do just fine in the average humidity levels of its surrounding.
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Taking Care of Morning Glory in Pots
Feed this plant using a low-nitrogen fertilizer once every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. If the blooms are lesser, try a fertilizer mix rich in phosphorous. Do not feed the plant in winter.
Alternatively, you can use a balanced liquid fertilizer once in 4-6 weeks.
Prune this vining plant to keep it at the desired height and size. It also encourages blooming as the remaining foliage receives better sunlight.
Pests and Diseases
Pests hardly attack morning glory. Be careful about fungal problems like stem rot, white blister, and leaf spot. Avoid overwatering and provide plenty of sunlight to keep the issues at bay.
If you are growing the plant outdoors, keep it safe from deer and rabbits.
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A Great Alternative!
If you like the flowers of Morning glory, then you also have an option to grow Dwarf Morning Glory (Evolvulus glomeratus). It looks great and stays compact, making it perfect for small spaces and containers.