Passion Fruit, Krishna Fal ( Grown through seeds ) - Plant
Passiflora edulis is a vine species of passion flower that is native to Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina. Its common names include passion fruit or passionfruit, maracuya, granadille.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Passion Fruit, Granadilla, Purple Granadilla, Yellow Passion Fruit||White with pruple||Seasonal bloomer||10.00 to 15.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Use pelletised flower and fruit, a citrus food or a chicken poo fertiliser. Water plants well before adding fertiliser then spread it around the base of the stem and along the area where the roots are growing. After feeding in spring, spread organic mulch such as compost or aged cow manure 2 to 3 centimetres deep.
|Full sun means a full six hours of sunlight daily, if not more. The area should also be free of weeds.If there are a few weeds, make sure that you remove them before planting.||Passion fruit needs light, deep soil that contains plenty of organic material. The stuff in your yard probably is not of high enough quality to do the trick on its own, so you'll need to made a few improvements before you can plant either seeds or vines.Mix the soil with compost before you do any planting. Compost improves both the texture and nutritional value of the soil. You could also try organic rotten manure, leaf mold, or other green plant waste.||Medium||32 degrees||The entire root system needs access to the fertilizer and mulch. For best results, gently push or dig some of the cover into the top layer of the soil after spreading the fertilizer and mulch around the plant's base.|
- If you want to grow a vine along a sunny wall or fence, install some wire, trellis or mesh as support for its tendrils.
- Keep the root system in mind when feeding a passionfruit vine. Spread the fertiliser and mulch over the entire root system, not just around the base of the stem.
Special features: Where winter hardy, grow this vine outdoors on a pergola, trellis, arch or fence. Where not winter hardy, grow this vine in containers on a sunny porch, deck or patio and then overwinter it indoors in a greenhouse or the bright light of a sun room.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: The plant is used in snake bite therapy.