How to Get My Morning Glory Plant to Look Better


Morning glories are flowering annuals. Blossoms appear on climbing vines during the majority of summer months. New blossoms emerge every morning, frequently closing before the heat of the late afternoon. The majority of morning glories produce blossoms in shades of blue and red. Incorrect watering and soil additives often cause damage to this hardy vine. Make a morning glory plant look better by providing healthy growing conditions necessary for strong growth and bountiful blossoms.

Step 1

Place your morning glory in a location that receives full sun during the daylight hours. Choose a location that provides protection from wind if you live in an area that experiences strong winds. These vines break easily, so avoid placing morning glories in areas of heavy traffic where they are susceptible to damage from animals and people passing by. Avoid placing morning glories near roadways that experience heavy traffic. Vehicle emissions are detrimental to many kinds of plants, including morning glories.

Step 2

Provide a support for your morning glory vine to spread over. Like many vines, morning glory vines require sturdy support for upward growth. Place a piece of lattice or wire mesh near the base of your morning glory plant. Since many varieties of morning glories reach 6 to 10 feet, select a section long enough and tall enough to provide adequate room for this spreading habit. Encourage new tendrils to take hold by gently wrapping the ends around sections of the support. If your morning glory tends to fall away from the support, gently tie sections of the vine to the support. Use soft twine and tie loosely to avoid damaging your morning glories.

Step 3

Provide adequate water for healthy growth. Morning glories prefer soil that is moist but drains easily. Make your morning glory plant look better by avoiding overwatering or allowing the plant to sit in wet soil for any period of time.

Step 4

Avoid fertilizing your morning glory plant. These plants thrive in poor to average garden soils with no additives. Fertilizing morning glories encourages heavy foliage with few flowers.

Things You'll Need

  • Lattice or wire mesh
  • Soft twine


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About this Author

Laura Dee is a writer, artist, and the co-owner of Wallace & Wallace Copywriting,an online business which specializes in providing marketing materials and copy to various companies. She has written for Demand Studios since 2008 and is currently working on a series of childrens' picture books.