Sweet Potato as Houseplant

DeebyFebruary 28, 2014

I'm planting a sweet potato in a jar of water hoping to make a houseplant.
There aren't any roots or nubs of roots at either end. So which end do I keep in the water?
I want to grow this to remember my beautiful aunt, Esther, who had a huge plant of it.
It's so amazing that her name was Esther, as she was beautiful like the Biblical Esther.

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annew21 (zone 7b NC)(7b NC)

I don't put the roots in water. I wait for them to sprout "dry" in a fairly warm place (for me, it's in the fruit bowl in the kitchen). Then when the sprouts get big enough (about 3-4 inches long), I put the sprouts in water and they root very quickly. I've tried putting the whole root in water and it just never worked for me. Good luck!


    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 9:45AM
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Thank you ! OK, I'll dry it off and let it sprout.
Yours looks really good !

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 3:06PM
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