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Tropicals & Tender Perennials: flowering/fruiting passifloras indoors?

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Cooperstown, NY

January 8, 2013
9:03 AM

Post #9379050

Has anyon had any luck with flowering and fruiting Passifloras indoors? I live up north (zone 4) but have a really sunny window, and could put plants outdoors in the summer.
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2013
5:25 PM

Post #9387608

Yes, they will bloom if given enough light. They won't fruit unless the flowers are pollinated - do you have insects in your house? If no pollinators are available, don't expect fruit/seeds.
Cooperstown, NY

January 27, 2013
11:41 AM

Post #9399178

Unfortunately I do have insects in the house (cluster flies and ladybugs), but I guess I could always use a paint brush!
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 27, 2013
12:00 PM

Post #9399195

I'm sure a paint brush will do fine. Also a Qtip!
Cooperstown, NY

February 28, 2013
2:21 AM

Post #9434247

Are there any varieties that are especially good for growing in pots?
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2013
3:12 AM

Post #9434255

YES - they are great container plants:

Here's a great article on growing Passiflora:
Tarpon Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 28, 2013
4:37 AM

Post #9434278


There are many passiflora that grow very fast that perhaps would not be good indoors however there are sellers that will put you onto a good houseplant like this one here;

Quickly in the descriptions of plants I found these;

Passiflora reflexiflora

Passiflora ‘Belotii’

Passiflora aurantia


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