Ipomea is a genus of flowering plants in the family Convolvulaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world. The genus includes more than 500 species, including the sweet potato (I. batatas). Many of the species are vines, and some are shrubs or herbs.
The leaves are usually alternate, simple, and entire, and the flowers are bisexual and zygomorphic, with 5 petals fused at the base. The fruit is a capsule containing many seeds.
Plant species are found in a wide range of soils, from sandy to clayey, but they prefer well-drained soils.
Plant species are found in both full sun and partial shade.
Plant species are found in both warm and cool climates.
Plant species prefer moist soils, but some can tolerate drought.
Plant species are typically propagated by seed, but some can also be propagated by cuttings.
Pests and diseases:
Plant species are sometimes affected by pests and diseases, including caterpillars, nematodes, and viruses.
Plant species typically flower in the summer.