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Ipomoea SolarTower™ Lime

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  • The first-ever self-climbing Ipomoea! SolarTower climbs very quickly and fills a large pot on a quick turn.
  • Climbing plant is ideal for use with a trellis, as a topiary or on a vertical wall planting.
  • Recommended pot size is 1 gallon and up, with some kind of trellis, making a huge impact at retail.
  • Also recommended as a thriller in mixed combos, climbing up a small bamboo stick.
  • Easy for the grower to maintain and produce, as it should not need any trimming, PGRs or training to climb the trellis.
  • Provides instant garden décor for consumers.

Culture Guide

Culture Guide


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General Information

Height: 48-84" (122-213cm)
Spread: 36-48" (91-122cm)
Exposure: Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
Rooting Hormone: No
Average Days with Mist: 3-4
Pinch: Optional
Average Propagation Time (weeks): 3-4
Comments: Move rooted cuttings off mist quickly to avoid stretch. Ipomoea URC do not like to be stored, so stick immediately. Cooling cuttings can actually do damage, so it is recommended that, if you do store cuttings, do not put them in a cooler, and maintain temperatures at 55-60°F (13-16°C).


Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
Light Levels (fc): 6,000-10,000
Temperature Day: 70-75°F (21-24°C)
Temperature Night: 65-70°F (18-21°C)
Fertilization (ppm N): 175-225
No. of Pinches: 0-1
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Generally not required. B-Nine(S) 2,500-3,500 ppm can be effective at controlling growth.
Pests: Aphids, whitefly, spider mites
Diseases: Pseudomonas
Comments: Avoid cold and wet conditions. In order for the product to climb pots, it needs to have a stake or trellis included.

Crop Time (weeks)

4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 4-5 weeks
6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 1-3 ppp, 5-6 weeks
10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 3-5 ppp, 8-10 weeks