Passiflora caerulea plant care and instructions
Morning sunlight of 3 – 6 hours a day is ideal for flowering and plants grow well in bright light for the rest of the day. The soil should be well-drained, fertile, and rich in organic content for growing Passion Flower plants. Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Apply 3 cups(approx.150ml) of water when the topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch. Do not overwater the plant. As a rule of thumb, water the plants thoroughly in summer and reduce watering in the winter and rainy seasons. Water should be applied preferably in the morning or evening. Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. Apply organic fertilizer once a month during the main growing season (February-March) Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer. Remove dead, infected, or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants. For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil, or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment. Do not overwater the plant especially when the pot doesn’t have a drainage hole. Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves because it may cause fungus infection.
Light – Natural bright light with morning sunlight(3-6 hours)
Place – Balcony, Outdoor, Garden
Water – Apply 3 cups(approx.150ml) of water when the topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.
Fertilizer – Apply organic fertilizer once a month during the growing season (February-March)
Temperature – 25-32 Degree Celsius
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