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PlantFiles: Jicama
Ipomoea bracteata

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Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: bracteata (brak-tee-AY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Exogonium bracteatum

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Category:
Perennials
Shrubs
Trees

Height:
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Spacing:
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Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Rose/Mauve
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
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Foliage:
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Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral RON_CONVOLVULACEAE On Jul 19, 2005, RON_CONVOLVULACEAE from Netcong, NJ (Zone 5b) wrote:

Ipomoea bracteata,sometimes known as 'Wild Jicama', is a large perennial woody vine issuing from a large tuberous root, that sprouts purplish flowers and interestingly colorful large bracts,resembling wisteria clusters, from leafless stems in the Spring...
This liana like vine is often to be found climbing to 30 feet up into any trees or other surrounding supports..
The flowers are frequently visited by hummingbirds and the large juicy roots are eaten raw or processed by the people of the Pacific coastal areas of Mexico,Baja California and Central America.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Zephyrhills, Florida



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