The scientific name for the ornamental shrub is Christmas Vine (Ipomoea corymbosa).
Ipomoea cymosa Lindl:
The original home of the Christmas Vine (Ipomoea corymbosa):
Botanical description of ornamental shrubs (christmas vine (Ipomoea corymbosa).
(christmas vine (Ipomoea corymbosa) is one of the leana climbing shrubs, which takes the form of grape trees in the abundance of leaves and the abundance of growth, and it is one of the fast-growing shrubs.
The leaves are oval in shape and tend to take on the shape of the heart. The flowers are white and are found in many clusters. The fruit is a box (capsule) containing one seed.
Christmas Vine (Ipomoea corymbosa) propagation
(Christmas Vine (Ipomoea corymbosa) are propagated by planting seeds during the spring season in planting holes or wooden planting boxes, provided that cultivation takes place in an agricultural environment consisting of peat moss + silt + sand in a ratio of 2: 1: 1, successively with good agricultural service.
After the germination of seeds and the emergence of real leaves with the formation of a suitable root system, the plants are isolated in pots or suitable planting bags, and successively with good service.
When the plants reach the appropriate length, the plants are rotated in pots or larger planting bags, and so on, until they reach the appropriate length for cultivation in the permanent land.
(Christmas Vine (Ipomoea corymbosa) are propagated by planting cuttings that are taken from aged branches with a length of 20-25 cm.
The cuttings are cultivated in agricultural beds that contain an agricultural environment consisting of peat moss + silt + sand in a ratio of 2: 1: 1, where the cuttings are cultivated in them and successively with good agricultural service until they are a suitable root system, where they are separated into suitable planting pots or bags and after a period of about 3 – 4 months, they are recycled in pots or larger planting bags, and so on, until they are planted in sustainable land.
Christmas Vine watering
Ornamental shrubs, Ipomoea simosa, need moderate irrigation without drowning or thirst, so the shrubs must be watered carefully when they need irrigation, according to the nature of the soil and the environmental conditions in the region.
Christmas Vine Ipomoea fertilizer
Fertilizing ornamental shrubs, Ipomoea simosa, with well-permeated organic fertilizer during the winter service in December
fertilized with neutral (chemical) mineral fertilizer NPK 12 – 12 – 12 of nitrogen – phosphorus – potassium at a rate of 300 g in two batches, provided that the first batch is during the month of March and the second batch is during the month of August.
It should also be taken into account that after adding the fertilizer, whether it is organic or mineral fertilizer (chemical), the fertilizer should be added at a distance of 50-60 from the trunk of the tree, or the fertilizers should be placed in a trench at the same distance, and then irrigation should be done, provided that this is in the morning early or in the evening.
Christmas Vine Light requirements of Ipomoea .
Ornamental shrubs, Ipomoea spimosa, must be planted in sunny, well-lit places so that well-growing shrubs can be obtained with a stunning shape and view.
Where it is known that light is important for the process of photosynthesis in which the plant uses the light energy that it derives from the light reaching the mechanism in the representation of carbon dioxide + water to build carbohydrate materials, from which the rest of the components and other nutrients are created.
In addition, the increase in the percentage of light that reaches the plants leads to a decrease in the elongation of the internodes (the distance between one eye and the other on the branch), as well as yellowing and wilting of the leaves, then they die and fall off, and this also leads to dwarfing of plants, trees or shrubs.
Likewise, the lack of light reaching plants, whether field plants, vegetables, fruits, trees, and ornamental shrubs, leads to elongation of the internodes and yellowing of the leaves, then their death and fall.
(Ipomoea) Christmas Vine in home gardens
Ornamental shrubs, Ipomoea simosa, are grown in home gardens, either in a single form, in the middle of flower beds, or beside fences, due to the beauty of its view and the beauty of the picturesque flowers.
Soil suitable for growing( Ipomoea) Christmas Vine oil
Ornamental shrubs, Ipomoea simosa, need to be planted in a fertile, well-drained soil that is also non-saline or low-saline. The soil must also be neutral in acidity, provided that the soil PH is between 6.5-7.
When the soil suitable for cultivation is available, trees and shrubs thrive, and we get plants with an attractive, beautiful shape.
Christmas Vine uses & benefits
1- Christmas Vine are planting in public gardens and parks as ornamental shrubs, and they are planted singly or grouped in an aesthetic and attractive form.
2- Christmas Vineornamental shrubs are grown in home gardens as ornamental shrubs with a very beautiful and attractive shape.