EXPECT YOUR PLANTS TO APPEAR WILTED OR POSSIBLY BLEACHED TO A HIGHER COLOR DUE TO THEIR ENCLOSURE DURING SHIPMENT, but do not be alarmed if either condition exists. Sweet potato plants are VERY TOUGH and if planted properly and favorable weather exists, your plants will grow off good and yield for you an abundant supply of delicious sweet potatoes. Heavy plant foliage is sometimes trimmed to prevent over-heating during shipment. Many large sweet potato farmers cut off all the leaves and a part of the plant roots.
Be sure to put the ROOT TIPS ONLY of your plants in about an inch of water. Then, place it in your kitchen window or on your office desk. Soon you will have a colorful, clinging vine that will mystify your friends.