Passiflora edulis

How much to wet the passiflora edulis

Caring for a hardy plant like the Passiflora edulis variety is not difficult. Attention is particularly focused on watering, a gesture that can make the plant grow up to its natural proportions or that can seriously endanger it: stagnation in pots are extremely frequent so it is advisable to create a substrate containing different grain sizes in order to ensure a good drainage of excess water at the level of the root system. During the summer the passionflower likes to be wet frequently, while during the winter it only needs a particularly humid substrate. It is possible to spray water on the flowers and stems to offer the Passionflower a degree of humidity similar to that of the tropical environment of origin.

How to grow the passiflora edulis plant

Passiflora edulis grows spontaneously in extremely hot and humid areas: growing it in pots is easy to risk not providing it with such conditions. It is advisable to place it in a sunny room, with a good air exchange and where it is possible to guarantee a good level of humidity through frequent vaporization or recreating an environment similar to the natural one using other tools such as placing bowls of water. Passiflora edulis grows luxuriantly if its soil is constantly humid and very well leveled: it is better to avoid leaving any differences in height, often created by aggressive and hasty watering, to risk superficial stagnation extremely harmful to the plant. A fertile and soft soil is ideal for growing passionflower and replicating it.

When to fertilize the plant

The ideal product to provide Passiflora edulis with all the nutritional elements it needs to grow resistant and luxuriant, comes in an exclusively liquid formula. Liquid fertilizers are very concentrated so it is always highly recommended to dilute them in abundant doses of water to allow the roots to absorb salts and organic molecules, without creating fatal occlusions and burns. In the period between spring and summer, Passiflora edulis must be fertilized at least once a week and if you want to favor a floral explosion it is necessary to strictly follow this frequency. As far as fertilization operations are concerned, the substrate plays an essential role:

Passiflora edulis: Diseases and possible remedies

Passiflora edulis is extremely resistant to diseases but incorrect behavior and some parasites can cause serious and persistent damage. Stagnant water are the main enemies of the root system while the parasites that can settle on Passiflora are the common spider mite, aphids and cochineal. These pests can cause yellowing of the foliage or brown spots and dry the stems and injure them, exposing the passionflower to comorbid infections. The parasites that can afflict Passiflora edulis can be effectively eradicated through the practical use of specific pesticide products that are absolutely aggressive towards unwelcome guests. Frequent visual checks are a very valuable preventive tool.

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