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Questions About Candy Corn Plant

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 17, 2016

Q. Seeds on a candy corn vine

Where are the seeds on a candy corn vine and how do I collect them?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 19, 2016
Certified Expert
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The seeds can be found inside the flower heads. You collect the seedhead/pod when the flowers fade and dry. Someone suggested that you can know when to collect the seeds by waiting until the flower heads start sticking to you like velcro whenever you brush against the bush.

For more information on the candy corn plant, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/candy-corn-plant/growing-candy-corn-vines.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 27, 2017

Q. Manettia Candy corn plant

Will the candy corn plant live outside in the winter in MN? If it can, what do I need to do?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 27, 2017
Certified Expert
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This plant can only survive the winter in gardening zones 9 and warmer, so it won't survive in MN. If you have it growing in a container, you can simply move it inside. If not, you will have to treat it as an annual and plant it again next year. Another option is to take a cutting and grow it over the winter in a pot. Here's how:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/rooting-plant-cuttings.htm

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Asked by
Donna Brobst on
October 19, 2017
Estherville, IA 51334

Q. Moving a candy cane plant inside

If I take a candy cane plant indoors for the winter, do I need to cut it back? It is climbing up a trellis I have in the pot right now.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 19, 2017
Certified Expert
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The only things I could find were candy corn vine, or candy cane oxalis (which isn't a vine). Is candy corn vine what you are referring to, by chance? I will include the links to care for both, and you can see if one of those matches your description.

Candy corn vine information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/candy-corn-plant/growing-candy-corn-vines.htm

Candy cane plant information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/candy-cane-oxalis/growing-candy-cane-oxalis.htm

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Asked by
Jamie Springer on
March 27, 2018

Q. Candy corn plant

Do I have to put pieces of candy corn in water to root before replanting?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 27, 2018
Certified Expert
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You can root pieces of the plant in, both, soil or water. It can also help to add a little drop of honey, and/or a crushed aspirin tab to the water. These are both very beneficial rooting agents.

This article will give you more information on the care of these after rooting: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/candy-corn-plant/growing-candy-corn-vines.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 5, 2018

Q. candy corn plant

I have a candy corn plant. It grew great outdoors over the summer. Can I overwinter the vine in a bright, but unheated garage over the winter. It gets direct sun or bright light through a good part of the day (east-southeast exposure). Also, I just brought it into the house recently and it looks a little rough from the cooler weather. Should I trim it.
Thank you, Barb

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 6, 2018
Certified Expert
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They don't seem very tolerant of cooler weather. They will do just fine inside, though. You can cut them back to your desired height. They will also like some fertilization. This article will give you more detailed information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/candy-corn-plant/growing-candy-corn-vines.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 18, 2019

Q. Candy corn vine not blooming

I live in zone 5,last year i planted an already blooming candy corn plant,i did not dig it up last fall.It came back to 4x its size this year….but it is now august 16th no sign of any blooms(we did have a mild winter)

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
August 19, 2019
Certified Expert
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Even a mild winter in zone 5 surprises me that the tropical plant survived. It typically is hardy in zones 9-11 and 8 with protection.
You say it was already blooming when planted last year, but did it continue to bloom all season? Was it getting full sun? Usually a lack of blooms means not enough sun or too much nitrogen in the soil. Fertilizing with a high nitrogen fertilizer will increase the foliage at the expense of blooms. In the photo, are those impatiens blooming at the bottom of the photo? They are shade plants which makes me wonder if the candy corn is planted in shade.
Try moving it to a sunnier location and back off the fertilizer for awhile. Then fertilize according to the article below.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/candy-corn-plant/growing-candy-corn-vines.htm

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