Root rot and fusarium wilt may cause sweet potato vines to develop yellow or brown leaves that wither and drop.
These diseases are more common in edible sweet potato crops than in ornamental sweet potato vines.
Prevent the disease by planting healthy plants and giving them enough space so air circulates freely.
What is eating my ornamental sweet potato vine?
Potato Flea BeetlesUsually less that 1/10 inch long, the adult beetles infest sweet potato vines in spring, chewing tiny holes in their new leaves. Although the leaf damage is seldom serious, damage from the beetles’ root-feeding larvae might follow.
Why is my sweet potato vine wilting?
Water the sweet potato vine once a day, or as necessary to keep the soil consistently moist. This helps combat signs of dehydration and replanting stress, such as wilting or curling in of the vine’s leaves. When watering, use enough to moisten the soil to a depth of 6 inches.
How do you grow ornamental sweet potato vines?
How to Grow Ornamental Sweet Potato Vines in Containers
- Plant ornamental sweet potato vine in a container filled within 1 inch of the top with commercial potting soil.
- Place the plant in full or partial sunlight.
- Water the plant as needed to keep the soil evenly moist, but not drenched.
Are sweet potato vines poisonous?
Sweet potato vine is known for its toxic ingredients, with similar characteristics to LSD. Ingestion of the vine may have a poisonous effect on dogs. The vines are highly toxic and can adversely affect the kidneys, brain, heart or liver.