Bessemer, AL(Zone 8b)

I receive a passi in the mail today. It was about 3 1/2 feet long with nice thick vine. The problem is it snapped and broke while I was planting it. How do I root it, and will the root part get another vine. Thanks in advance for helping me.

West Central, FL(Zone 9b)

Oh no! I hate it when that happens. Until you get an answer put the top half in some water so it doesn't die.

I am not sure about exactly what to do other than that. I hope you get an answer soon!

Bessemer, AL(Zone 8b)


San Diego, CA

Kathy, are there any nodes above the root part? What kind of Passi is it?

Port Saint Lucie, FL(Zone 9b)

WAiting for that answer but the best thing is to cut right below a set of nodes, place on heat mat in mostly perlite. Cover with plastic and leave it be. Daily remove lastic to let it breathe but don;t pull it up to look for roots. Hopefully you will see the leaves staying strong that are on it.


Bessemer, AL(Zone 8b)

it is Passiflora phoenicea "Ruby Glow". The vine that snapped off is at least 36 inches long.

Gulfport, FL(Zone 9b)

To the rescue!!!!

Plant the rooted part of your cutting in ordinary potting soil, and care for it as you would any other plant. Keep it moist, not wet and give it a bright light position in your home. Not too much sun for now.

The broken part:

Take cuttings with at least three nodes. Cut one inch below the first node, and one inch above the third node. Put a little rooting hormone on the end of each and stick all of them in a 6" pot. Your soil mix should be 75% perlite mixed with 25% good potting soil. Water ONCE, then wait until the mix feels dry on top. Then, water again.

Don't worry! Ruby glow roots pretty easily!

Did I send this one to you? I'm impower56 on eBay. If it was me, you received a nice, loooong vine and have plenty to work with.
Let me know what happens...

Bessemer, AL(Zone 8b)

Gordo, Yes it did come from you and is very nice plant. Thanks so much.

Zephyrhills, FL

Well, I have a passiflor incense I believe, and any bit of the vine I have broken off has very easily grown just by sticking it in the dirt.

Sunset Beach, NC(Zone 8a)

Hey Gordo!

I looked for you on ebay but you must not be selling there these days.

Need advice please - want to grow a hardy passi for zone 8a that, hopefully, isn't invasive. Is this combination possible?

I'd really appreciate your advice! How do you like Gulfport? I was googling info for there.


Gulfport, FL(Zone 9b)

Hey yourself!

Still on eBay, plus here at Dave's Marketplace.
The only Passiflora I know of that isn't invasive is a Passiflora grown in a pot. They all need room to romp,
For your zone, P. caerulea and Maypops would do, but unless they're in pots, they'll take over your world.
Its in their nature to do so. :-)


Sunset Beach, NC(Zone 8a)

Thanks for reminding me about the DG Marketplace ........ I had totally forgotten about it and I wonder how many other people have also? Everyone should check there before checking ebay.

Mount Vernon, MO(Zone 6b)

Gordo would you happen to have a picture of the plant 'P. foetida', I must have messed up my labels and I have 2 that are labeled P. foetida.

The first one looks a whole lot like a hibiscus leaf but is fuzzy. The other one is shaped like a lot of my other Passifloras. I will try to remember to get a pic tonight to post.

Gulfport, FL(Zone 9b)

There are about twenty varieties of P. foetida. Which is yours?

Bessemer, AL(Zone 8b)

Liz, who is this? i lost the tag, but i got it from you

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Gulfport, FL(Zone 9b)

Can't tell at this early stage. ???

Bessemer, AL(Zone 8b)

that is as far as it opened. the second bloom did the same thing

Gulfport, FL(Zone 9b)

The leaf structure is something like P.caerulea, or P. "Constance Elliot". When did you buy it?
Maybe we can identify it that way.

Bessemer, AL(Zone 8b)

thanks liz. i remember now- its constance elliot!

Gulfport, FL(Zone 9b)

Good deal! :-)
She needs a bit of fertilizer... ;-)

Bessemer, AL(Zone 8b)

thank liz, by the way el capitan is getting buds

Gulfport, FL(Zone 9b)

Muy bueno!

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