How do you transplant a sweet potato vine?

Teresa generas
by Teresa generas
I have 2 sweet potato vines growing like crazy in my kitchen. They are still in a glass with water. I would like to put them outside in pots. Do I plant the whole potato under soil?
I tried doing this before and they died.
  7 answers
  • Renae Breskovich Renae Breskovich on May 18, 2015
    hi - they are extremely hardy - soil must be vey loose - gently spread roots and cover with dirt but do not pack tightly. Water t condense the soil and you should be able to split/divide the plants as they get too large. Don't be afraid of shears to keep shape/length.
  • Stefeni Engebritson Stefeni Engebritson on May 18, 2015
    How do you grow the sweet potato vine in water?
  • Betty  Rueber Betty Rueber on May 18, 2015
    I just take them out of water and plant.
  • Teresa generas Teresa generas on May 20, 2015
    Thanks for your advice Ranea.
  • Teresa generas Teresa generas on May 20, 2015
    To grow a sweet potato vine in water you simply submerge half of the potato in water. Use tooth picks to hold the upper half of potato above water. Keep near a window with filtered sun. Roots will start to grow on bottom half of potato that is in the water. After a few weeks beautiful vines will develop. Then you plant them in soil.
  • Kimberly Mitchell Kimberly Mitchell on Jun 13, 2015
    These plants are very hardy. If the roots are already established just simply transplant to soil, either in the ground or planter. They do require a fair amount of watering the leaves are very thin. Even if left to dry out they will come back quite healthy
  • Janet Janet on Jun 13, 2015
    You don't even have to cover the whole thing with dirt and it will still grow as long as you keep it watered till the roots take hold.