Passiflora, the flower of passion that impresses with its distinctive shape. Passiflora is a climbing plant that grows very quickly and is a beautiful way to cover fences and pergolas. The impressive flower of the passionflower resembles the shape of a clock, which is why in several regions of our country it is known as a clock. Passiflora is native to South America. It can reach a growth of up to ten meters and gives us its wonderful flowering in the summer. There are hundreds of species of Passiflora, most climbing, although there are also some shrubs and trees among them. A well-known species of Passiflora (Passiflora edulis) is our well-known Passion fruit, whose fruits are eaten.
Let’s see in detail what care the Passiflora needs to grow and give us its impressive flowers. Passiflora needs sunny spots for good growth and abundant flowering. It is relatively sensitive to frost, as in areas with low temperatures it loses its leaves. Passiflora is a plant resistant to air pollution that can be planted in parks, squares and main streets. It has no particular soil requirements and can be planted in most soils as long as it has good drainage. Suitable time for transplanting Passiflora is in early spring or early autumn. To plant the Passiflora in a pot, we choose a balcony with a south or west orientation and use general-purpose potting soil in pots with a diameter and height of at least 20 centimeters. Passiflora can also be kept as an indoor plant, as long as we place it in a bright spot that does not get direct sunlight. Passiflora has several needs in soil moisture and needs regular watering. We water once a week in spring and autumn and at least twice a week in summer. In the Passiflora plants that we have in a pot, we are careful to water only when the water dries up. To have a vigorous growth of Passiflora, we add complete granular fertilizer in three stages: in early spring, early summer and early autumn. If we have planted the Passiflora in a pot, apply a liquid fertilizer for flowering plants once a month, from the beginning of spring to the end of autumn.