Growing Sweet Potato Vine In Water

The problem with being a webmaster is that you know what seo is, and thinking about seo makes me feel like blogging is work!

So starting now, I’m going to ignore those thoughts and really just tell you the story of my life. Just kidding! Today I just want to tell you about these sweet potato vines.

I have this plastic pot next to the fridge. I had attached it to the wall before the fridge was moved next to it, and now that it’s there, I didn’t know what plants could survive there!

I had a bird’s nest fern there. The fridge generates quite a lot of heat and it’s also sometimes drafty in my kitchen. The pot is also about 6 feet from the east-facing window. Even though I put an eggcup with water there and sphagnum moss as well to keep the fern moist, the leaves just kept getting crispier until I had to remove it and it later died.

So I decided to try sweet potato! I propped up two sweet potatoes using bamboo barbecue sticks and added aquarium water and bam! The roots grew and keep on growing.

I actually saw a video on YouTube about a guy growing this in his aquarium and it looked great. Well, actually the roots looked great. I don’t know about you but I find roots fascinating and I love seeing roots behind glass, like in an aquarium or a glass pot.

The vines grow very fast! Look at these photos which are about 10 hours apart:

And later that day:

It’s been 15 days since I took those pics and I’ve pruned the plant a few times since then.

Some people have heart-shaped philodendrons, but I have heart-shaped sweet potato vines 😂

I don’t know if I’m going to keep this, but since I don’t have a replacement plant yet, I’ll let it grow for now.

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