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I received a small, young passiflora plant this past summer that I've kept inside because I'd just moved and didn't know where I could plant it. Its grown, but not much, but I've figured out how it likes to be treated so its doing better now. It has not bloomed though so I guess this is also realted to the care issue. Or perhaps its not getting enough sun - it gets dappled sun about a foot back from a south-facing window. It has a whole bunch of hoyas to compete with for the sun. Should I try to give it its own window maybe? It would be a north-facing window though and though bright, wouldn't get very much sun. I'm not sure what type of passiflora it is, but it has wide, wing-like leaves with the stem in the centre of the leaf if that helps.
Any help on this would be appreciated. Thanks very much.
I have grown P. caerulea as a houseplant, as well as P. edulis - both were in south windows and grew to fill the windows and more, and practically bloomed all the time - I would say you should be successful - try it and see what happens.
Update on this. I was able to give this plant its own narrow, but tall west-facing window and I transplanted it into a slightly larger pot. And look at the flowers that I've been rewarded with! Can anyone identify this? I think I was told that it was P. caerulea but I can't clearly remember. The flowers are about the size of a quarter. Thanks!
You know, gordo, hoya addicts like myself naturally gravitate to orchid addiction too, but I have mightily resisted it myself (although I do have one orchid). However, I am "feeling the lure" of these little passion flowers very strongly. Although this is my only one, it delights me that I know its name now, and I already have a little stake ready to put in its pot with its name on it when I get home. And now, you, gordo, are feeding my weak nature with pictures of even prettier little flowers ... thank you so much! I'll have to find that one now too ... And of course I'll have to remember to check this forum daily for more and more... lol
Not so far LeeAnn. I keep watching it though, because I've been told these are spider mite magnets. Someone told me to use Saffers soap if it does develop them. I'm thinking the neem oil mixture would work just fine as I've gotten rid of spider mites on hoyas with that.