Zone: Zones 9-11
Size: 10-15+ feet tall, several feet wide. This is a fast-growing climbing plant. The vines will intertwine on a fence, a trellis, a decorative ladder, or any other objects nearby. The vines can be clipped and/or “trained” to have a manageable plant.
Temperature/Humidity: Temperatures 60℉ or above. Keep humidity above 50%.
Pet Friendly: There are no reports of a definite answer on the pet-toxicity of this plant. However, the leaves, vines, & fruit may cause digestive problems in pets when ingested in large amounts.
Edible: Yes. The fruit produced from this plant is edible.
Soil: Use well-draining and sandy loam soil. Neutral to slightly acidic in PH. A high-potassium fertilizer may be used a few times each year.
Lighting: Full-Sun (indirect while the plant is small). Partial sun if your location has extreme hot temperatures during the summer.
Water: Water thoroughly when the soil begins to dry. We recommend using Distilled, Reverse Osmosis, or Rainwater.
- May be grown indoors or outdoors. Potted or in the ground.
- Giving this plant space to climb is essential!
- Potted Passion Fruit plants may be outdoors in the warm months, and brought inside during the winter. The vines can be cut just before winter so the plant is more manageable for your home. If kept outside year-round, the foliage may die-back if your location experiences colder temperatures. As long as the roots stay healthy, the plant will grow the following spring and start the cycle over again!
- You may need to tie-up the vines at first to help them start climbing. Ensure that the vines are never too tight or uniform, they should hang a bit loose.
- This plant needs to mature before it will bear fruit. This may take 1-2 years. Flowers will bloom before fruit appears. This plant is self-pollinating, but may need help by moving the pollen around with a paint brush. Please note: Indoor plants, or plants that are kept too small have a lower chance of fruiting.