NOTE: In this article, Dwarf morning glory and Evolvulus glomeratus may be used interchangeably; in fact, Evolvulus glomeratus is the botanical name for Dwarf morning glory.
The Dwarf morning glory (Evolvulus glomeratus), also known as blue daze, is a unique plant that produces true-blue blooms over a mat of fuzzy, silvery-green oval-shaped leaves. In warmer climates, it is grown as an annual, but in cooler regions, it must be replanted every year. These plants bloom from late spring until the first frost and will attract a lot of bees and butterflies.
A member of the morning glory family, the blooms of this Brazilian native will close up on cloudy days at the end of the day, and in the hot afternoon sun. This is not a climber, but a low mounding plant that can be grown as a ground cover.
Why does my Evolvulus glomeratus roots have rot?
Root rot on your Dwarf morning glory (Evolvulus glomeratus) can be dangerous if left untreated. In order to keep your plant alive, we strongly suggest that you follow our advice if the signs start to show: blackened and mushy roots.
Why does my Dwarf morning glory have gray mold spots?
Gray mold spots are a type of fungus that is found a lot in flowers, and spreads quite rapidly. If you notice brown (or gray) spots, it is probably this fungus. Don’t ignore these symptoms, as they may end up killing your plant.
When you understand the root of the issue, the solution makes perfect sense. The majority of the time, it is caused by the Evolvulus glomeratus being overwatered. We urge you to cut off the infected roots and leaves, remove the affected sections of the plant, and then repot your plant in a fresh container with sterile potting soil.
Why does my Dwarf morning glory have leaf spots?
If your plants exhibit symptoms like rapid color changes in the leaves or leaves that wilt or droop, we give you all the information you need to recognize them and rescue your plants. For owners of Dwarf morning glory, this kind of illness is among the most distressing.
Why are my Dwarf morning glory leaves turning yellow?
In the world of horticulture, yellowing leaves are undoubtedly the most common problem. The two main causes of this problem are overwatering and a lack of nutrition.
Reduce your watering frequency when you fear your plants are being overwatered, and follow these steps to determine whether they may be lacking in nutrients:
Here are some signs of yellowing caused by the many deficiencies on the Evolvulus glomeratus in question:
- The first symptom of a magnesium deficiency is yellow patches between leaf veins on elder leaves. The leaf’s core turns yellow while the veins stay green. The edges of the leaf yellow last.
- Iron deficiency also shows as yellowing between leaf veins, but it hits young leaves on plant tops and branch tips first.
- The newest leaves are first affected by sulfur deficiency, rendering them completely yellow.
- Leaf edges turning bright yellow but inside leaf remaining green are signs of potassium insufficiency. The symptoms first appear on older leaves, and the leaf edges quickly become dark.
- A broad yellowing indicates a nitrogen deficiency. Yellowing starts with older, inner leaves. Yellowing spreads as it advances, eventually touching new leaves as well.
According to the symptoms mentioned above, you just have to act accordingly. You can reduce your watering frequency, or fix a deficiency in Potassium, or Nitrogen, for that, you just have to buy a special soil for your deficiency, a consultant in a gardening store will know perfectly well how to inform you.
Is my Dwarf morning glory sunburned?
It is simple to determine whether your Dwarf morning glory (your Evolvulus glomeratus) has sunburn. Your plant will change color in this instance, beginning to turn yellow or white, much like it does on us.
The leaves of your Dwarf morning glory can also change color in case it gets too much water or not enough light, as we saw above.
To find out if the yellow leaves have been sunburned, look at the part of the bottom that is tinted closer to the base. The yellow leaf is probably burnt and not something else if this portion stays greener.
Why are my Dwarf morning glory leaves turning brown?
Most of the time, leaves of a Dwarf morning glory that turn brown is a sign that your plant has been sunburned, it has probably been exposed to too much direct sunlight. Don’t panic, your plant probably won’t die from this, but its growth will take a hit.
Should I leave my Evolvulus glomeratus in direct sunlight?
No! If your Evolvulus glomeratus (or Dwarf morning glory) has the symptoms described above, don’t leave it in direct sunlight, that’s the reason why your Dwarf morning glory is in such a state!
As stated in the paragraph above, the cure is straightforward: simply position your plant’s Dwarf morning glory so that it is out of direct sunlight. With proper watering and this method, your plant should quickly come back to life.
Why are my Evolvulus glomeratus leaves drooping or wilting ?
This typically occurs when your Evolvulus glomeratus gets dehydrated. Large plants are more at risk since they naturally require more water than smaller plants.
Whether your Evolvulus glomeratus plant’s pot appears light, the soil and roots are likely fairly dry and need water, so you can readily tell if it needs to be hydrated.
In order to ensure that the roots of your plant receive the water’s benefits, you must first moisten the soil in the container if it is absolutely dry. One common error is to immediately drown the Dwarf morning glory after a dry period in the belief that it requires a lot of water.
This is the case, but giving too much water at once is the best way to finish it off, you should actually water the soil normally, resuming a quiet watering rhythm.
Caring Tips for Evolvulus glomeratus
Water is essential to the survival of your plant, however, it is important to balance the rate of watering. As we explained above, overwatering could have fatal consequences for your Evolvulus glomeratus.
Touching the soil will let you know whether your plant needs water or not; if it still feels damp, it’s generally best to wait a few more days.
Always keep temperatures stable
It is also a good idea to keep your Evolvulus glomeratus at a stable temperature (especially if it is kept indoors!). At GreenShack, we generally recommend staying in the 65 and 85 degrees F range. Of course, do not place your Evolvulus glomeratus near a source of hot (or cold) air such as A/C units, radiators or the like.
Keep your Dwarf morning glory Dust-Free
This one relates to indoor plants. Just like your furniture, dust collects on the leaves of your indoor plants. The issue is that this can block the photosynthesis process from starting, which would cause the plants to gradually lose their color.
For your Dwarf morning glory, this would be a true descent into hell, and it would also appease the pests.
Take a microfiber cloth and gently massage the plant’s leaves to get rid of the dust. Use a damp cloth to make dust removal easier, but avoid using corrosive materials like rubbing alcohol!
Keep drainage in mind
If you tend to overwater, you need to pay attention to your drainage, and we advise choosing a saucer and a pot with drainage holes if they are not already there.
In the meantime, if you don’t have holes in your pots, you can add volcanic rocks (or any rocks with holes) at the bottom of your pot, this way it will create a channel so that the water doesn’t stay in your skin too much (to avoid that roots start to rot!)