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Family: CONVOLVULACEAE 

 Ipomoea batatas
  
Author:  Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monnet de Lamarck 1793
Family:  Convolvulaceae
Habitat:  Tropical America
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10 centimetres
Height:  4 meters
Flower:  Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Sweet potato, Boniato, Kumara, Camote, Sødekartoffel
Synonyms:  Ipomoea fastigiata, Convolvulus Linnaeus 1753
Got it from:  Copenhagen
Year:  2000
   This Convolvulaceae was given this name by Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monnet de Lamarck in 1792, and comes from the central part of America. Give it a well-drained soil, keep it moist and keep it out of the worst sun. The turnip will grow to 10 cm in diameter, 20 cm in length, the vines op to 4 meters. The flowers are pink, and it can be reproduced by cuttings as well as by seeds. My girl-friend bought it for me in Copenhagen 2000.

If you really want to know: Purdue University 

Unfortunately, I lost the first plant, which isn't that unusually. After a couple of years, it lost the caudex, and it doesn't seem like it will form a new. A known "error" by collectors, it seems to live only one or two years, then it needs to be replaced by a new bulb. The potatoes will only form under ground.