Passiflora is a climbing plant that produce magnificent blooms. The flowers appear at any time through the Summer and may be followed by an orange fruit with a shape of an egg, called passion fruit, which is edible but rather seedy.
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Keep compost moist in Spring and Summer, allow to dry a little before re-watering. Keep on the dry side in Autumn and Winter.
Every 2 weeks with high potash fertilizer in Spring and Summer.
In Spring after the plant has been pruned by about 1/3 to encourage strong new growth.
Not all seeds will show at once. Transplant each seedling as it becomes large enough to handle and don't discard the container until well over the time suggested.
Plant 4 inches stem cuttings in seed and cutting compost in early to mid Summer using bottom heat or in a warm greenhouse.
Passiflora needs plenty of light and plenty of space. The plant should be grown in a pot of at least 8 inches in diameter. Ideally it is best when supported by a framework.
Re-pot Passiflora into 1 size larger pot only, or the plant will produce abundant foliage and few flowers.
Sometimes the young shoots start to develop smaller leaves and the flowers drop off before they are fully developed, This is usually caused by shortage of nutrients.
When plant is small, decorate on a window-sill or as a floor standing plant, in porch, patio or in conservatory.
Moderate to high. Spray 2-3 times a week in Summer. Do not spray in Winter or when it is in sunshine.
Well drained soil.
Scientists were able to revive a flowering plant from the fossilized fruit found in the stomach of an Arctic ground squirrel who was trapped in ice around 32,000 years ago.