Passionflower is an evergreen vine with spectacular flowers. According to legend, people of the Middle Ages saw in them a reflection of the sufferings of Jesus Christ.
This is what influenced the name of the plant, which in Latin means "flower of suffering."
With skillful and competent care, passionflower develops rapidly and pleases with abundant flowering.
Passionflower is very fond of sunlight and feels great on the southern and eastern windows. In summer, it grows well at a temperature of 20-22 degrees, and in winter - 12-17 degrees.
Unfortunately, flowers of passionflowers do not differLongevity: the time of their life is limited to days. That's why you need to take care that the buds on the plant are as much as possible. As a rule, they are formed on young shoots, so regularly prune. The best thing to do is spring or autumn after flowering. First, remove all dry and diseased stems. Cut a few centimeters above the kidney.
After trimming the passionflower, you need to ensureA comfortable period of rest, which lasts about 2-3 weeks. To do this, place the pot with the plant in the penumbra. Considering the fact that passionflower - liana, provide her with a strong support.
Watering the plant should be abundant, but try not to flood. Excessive moisture can lead to decay of the root system and, accordingly, the death of the passionflower itself.
In the spring-summer period, the vine needs to be fed. You can use both organic and mineral fertilizers. Usually they are introduced once a week.
Passiflora transplantation is recommendedAnnually, when it comes to young specimens. Adult plants undergo this procedure once in several years. For planting, use a loose nutritive primer consisting of equal parts of sand, humus, peat, leaf and turf.