Moonflower, or Moon Vine (Ipomoea alba) is a flowering vine related to the morning glory. The flowers are white in colour and of considerable size.  They can grow vines which are  of many metres long and ideal to grow on fences.


Moonflowers are very fast growers. They can produce flowers on the 2nd month when the seeds are sowed. The flowers only open at night and will shed away by morning. The fruits will eventually developed and seeds can be harvested.

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                Emerging flower                                                  Developing fruit

They are relatively easy growers and can do very well in various growing conditions. Bright light to full sunlight and daily watering are basic conditions for these beautiful plants. They can be planted in pots too and you will need a climbing frame for them to twine.

  1. March 26, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. I have two growing in the CG ….. now I can have an idea what to expect 🙂 May I know what time do the flowers usually open … about 6/7/8 pm?tia

    • Richmond Tan
      March 26, 2009 at 8:49 pm

      Flowers can open as early as 4pm and last throughout the night.. By morning, the flower will gradually fade away

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