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A bigger one in the middle.

Author: John Bellenden Ker Gawler, 1818
Origin:  Argentina, Brazil South, Paraguay, Uruguay
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  50 Centimetres
Height:  4 Meters
Flower:  Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Convolvulus platensis, Spreng.
Ipomoea digitata
var. septempartita, Meisn.
Ipomoea elegans,
Ipomoea lineariloba,
Ipomoea platensis
var. erecta, Hassl.
Ipomoea platensis
var. genuina, Hassl.
Ipomoea platensis
var. quinquepartita, Hassl.
Ipomoea platensis
var. subnovempartita, Hassl.
Ipomoea platensis f. subseptempartita,
Modesta congesta,

This member of the Convolvulaceae family was first described by John Bellenden Ker Gawler in 1818. It is from Paraguay, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina. Give it a well-drained soil, keep it moist and keep it out of the full sun. The caudex will grow to more than half a meter, the vines reach for more than four meters. The bell-shaped flowers are pink, and it can easy be reproduced by cuttings as well.

The generic name Ipomoea is derived from the Greek ἴψ, ἰπός; íps, ipós, meaning 'woodworm', and ὅμοιος; hómoios, meaning 'resembling'. It referring to their twining habit. The species name after Rio de la Plata.