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Ipomoea batatas

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 21222

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Ipomoea batatas is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F   (-6.5° to -1°C)
Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence: LAVENDER to PURPLE, cor. 4-7cm.
Fruit: ovoid caps., rare
Foliage: cordate, 5-10cm. long
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Parts of Ipomoea batatas are considered toxic.

Common names for Ipomoea batatas:

Batata Doce,  Batata Hilwah,  Camote,  Kan shu chiu,  Patate des jardins,  Patate douce,  Sarilici Patates,  Shan yu,  Sweet Potato,  Sweet Potato,  Yam, 


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"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.
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720:   Fire Resistant Plants
Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.


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Germination guide for Ipomoea batatas

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Ipomoea batatas seeds will usually germinate in 5-21 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Ipomoea batatas seeds about 6mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 20-30°C.

Chip and soak.


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