Pretty Vining Plant

The Star Glory (Ipomoea quamoclit) is a species of Morning Glory native to South America. This is a long vining plant which can reach a height of 6 metres if grown under ideal conditions! It produces red star-shaped flowers about the size of a 10-cent coin in the typical morning glory trumpet shape.

Plants_0001Red Stars! 

The leaves resembles palm leaves which are deeply lobed, so that they can will not get lacerated by strong winds from their tremendous height. The Star Glory is an easy to grow plant which need at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight and well-drained soil, makes a good candidate for apartment growers.

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Plants_0004Developing fruit 

This is a very vigorous growing plant which hit my ceiling within a month when I planted it! The plant started slowly and picked up speed when it starts to vine. Flowers started to appear in the 5th week, and soon, the plant is decorated with small red stars. Unfortunately, the flowers only lasted a dayand quickly replaced by many emerging blooms! Also a common roadside plant, Star Glory is recommended to beginners too!

  1. June 22, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Wow …. this is pretty and the leaves are so different from the wild MG that I grow.
    Did you try propagating it with the growing vine? I grew the wild MG in the CG using a couple of cut vines.

  2. jason
    November 1, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Hi, May I know where can I find Star Glory seeds?

    • Richmond Tan
      November 1, 2009 at 9:27 pm

      Star Glory seeds are available in some local nurseries… they come in small packets…

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