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Passion Flower

English Name

Passiflora Caerulea

Scientific Name

Description

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.

Brazil

Origin

Passifloraceae

Family

50°F - 70°F

Temperature (°F)

64°F - 70°F

Germination Temperature (°F)

30 days - 1 year

Germination Period

Maximum: 33'1"

Height (feet/inches)

Perennial

Life Cycle

Colors

Watering

Keep compost moist in Spring and Summer, allow to dry a little before re-watering. Keep on the dry side in Autumn and Winter.

Feeding

Every 2 weeks with high potash fertilizer in Spring and Summer.

Repotting

In Spring after the plant has been pruned by about 1/3 to encourage strong new growth.

Germination

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.

Propagation

Plant 4 inches stem cuttings in seed and cutting compost in early to mid Summer using bottom heat or in a warm greenhouse.

Cultivation

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.

Tips

Re-pot Passiflora into 1 size larger pot only, or the plant will produce abundant foliage and few flowers.

Care

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.

Decorate

When plant is small, decorate on a window-sill or as a floor standing plant, in porch, patio or in conservatory.

Humidity

Moderate to high. Spray 2-3 times a week in Summer. Do not spray in Winter or when it is in sunshine.

Soil

Well drained soil.



Did you know?

The earth has more than 80,000 species of edible plants.