Calling all "judges" for the annual DG County Fair! Vote for your favorites here!

Damaged Purple Haze

Gibsonton, FL(Zone 10a)

Hello,

I have a Passiflora that needs some mending. The base of the vine where it is woody has broken partially. About 1/2 of the stalk is severed and not joined to the rest of the plant. I am afraid that the large runners that originate from this stalk will die once it is completely severed. The plant does not show any sign of slowing down due to this but, I am guessing it will soon enough.
Does anyone have any suggestions for possibly mending/supporting/helping the damaged area?

Thank you

North Augusta, ON

I had a large Christmas cactus that broke a main stem once...I used tape to hold it...regular scotch tape...it's been growing happily like that for many, many years now.

Gibsonton, FL(Zone 10a)


Thanks for the reply.
Will it eventually grow around/over the tape? I might try your suggestion since you have had good luck with it.

North Augusta, ON

I don't know about a passie but my Christmas cactus didn't...just keep an eye on it, make sure it isn't cutting off the circulation...so to speak.

Gulfport, FL(Zone 9b)

Make a splint. Wrap it with plastic garden tape or gauze and tie securely.

Post a Reply to this Thread

You cannot post until you , sign up and subscribe. to post.
BACK TO TOP