There are no edible uses listed for Ipomoea jalapa.
There are no material uses listed for Ipomoea jalapa.
The tuber is a resinous acrid herb with an unpleasant taste that is often used as a purgative
. It is taken internally in the treatment of constipation, colic and intestinal parasites
. The root is harvested in the autumn and dried for later use
There are no medicinal uses listed for Ipomoea jalapa.
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse.
Semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.
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Requires a well-drained humus-rich soil in a sunny position
This species is not very frost tolerant, though it might be possible to grow it outdoors in a very sheltered position in the mildest areas of Britain.
Either cut the plant back or thin out the shoots in the spring.
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Ipomoea jalapa.
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