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Passion fruit
Plant Care Instructions By Lucy Warren

Passion vine is vigorous but short lived, 5-7 years, with edible fruit. Vigorous growth may grow 15-20 feet per year. Needs strong support. Passion vine is extremely cold sensitive to frost and cannot take high heat.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 23, 24
USDA Zones : 10a, 10b, 11
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  • January
    • Fertilize

        Needs regular applications of balanced fertilizer.

  • February
    • March
      • Fertilize

          Needs regular applications of balanced fertilizer.

      • Water

          Plants must have constant water or harvest and fruit quality will be reduces, yet is susceptible to crown rot in heavy, wet soils.

      • Prune

          Prune to open the plant to the light for better fruit production.

    • April
      • Water

          Plants must have constant water or harvest and fruit quality will be reduces, yet is susceptible to crown rot in heavy, wet soils.

      • Prune

          Prune to open the plant to the light for better fruit production.

    • May
      • Fertilize

          Needs regular applications of balanced fertilizer.

      • Water

          Plants must have constant water or harvest and fruit quality will be reduces, yet is susceptible to crown rot in heavy, wet soils.

    • June
      • Water

          Plants must have constant water or harvest and fruit quality will be reduces, yet is susceptible to crown rot in heavy, wet soils.

    • July
      • Fertilize

          Needs regular applications of balanced fertilizer.

      • Water

          Plants must have constant water or harvest and fruit quality will be reduces, yet is susceptibleto crown rot in heavy, wet soils.

      • Harvest

          Harvest fruit daily and pick up any that have fallen to the ground.

    • August
      • Water

          Plants must have constant water or harvest and fruit quality will be reduces, yet is susceptible to crown rot in heavy, wet soils.

      • Harvest

          Harvest fruit daily and pick up any that have fallen to the ground.

    • September
      • Fertilize

          Needs regular applications of balanced fertilizer.

      • Water

          Plants must have constant water or harvest and fruit quality will be reduces, yet is susceptible to crown rot in heavy, wet soils.

    • October
      • Water

          Plants must have constant water or harvest and fruit quality will be reduces, yet is susceptible to crown rot in heavy, wet soils.

      • Harvest

          Harvest fruit daily and pick up any that have fallen to the ground.

    • November
      • Fertilize

          Needs regular applications of balanced fertilizer.

      • Water

          Plants must have constant water or harvest and fruit quality will be reduces, yet is susceptible to crown rot in heavy, wet soils.

      • Harvest

          Harvest fruit daily and pick up any that have fallen to the ground.

    • December
      • Winter
        • Spring
          • Summer
            • Fall
              • Buy

                When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

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                • Plant

                  When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

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                  • Sow Seeds

                    When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

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                    • Fertilize

                      When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

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                      • January

                        Needs regular applications of balanced fertilizer.

                      • March

                        Needs regular applications of balanced fertilizer.

                      • May

                        Needs regular applications of balanced fertilizer.

                      • July

                        Needs regular applications of balanced fertilizer.

                      • September

                        Needs regular applications of balanced fertilizer.

                      • November

                        Needs regular applications of balanced fertilizer.

                    • Water

                      Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

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                      • March

                        Plants must have constant water or harvest and fruit quality will be reduces, yet is susceptible to crown rot in heavy, wet soils.

                      • April

                        Plants must have constant water or harvest and fruit quality will be reduces, yet is susceptible to crown rot in heavy, wet soils.

                      • May

                        Plants must have constant water or harvest and fruit quality will be reduces, yet is susceptible to crown rot in heavy, wet soils.

                      • June

                        Plants must have constant water or harvest and fruit quality will be reduces, yet is susceptible to crown rot in heavy, wet soils.

                      • July

                        Plants must have constant water or harvest and fruit quality will be reduces, yet is susceptibleto crown rot in heavy, wet soils.

                      • August

                        Plants must have constant water or harvest and fruit quality will be reduces, yet is susceptible to crown rot in heavy, wet soils.

                      • September

                        Plants must have constant water or harvest and fruit quality will be reduces, yet is susceptible to crown rot in heavy, wet soils.

                      • October

                        Plants must have constant water or harvest and fruit quality will be reduces, yet is susceptible to crown rot in heavy, wet soils.

                      • November

                        Plants must have constant water or harvest and fruit quality will be reduces, yet is susceptible to crown rot in heavy, wet soils.

                    • Prune

                      When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

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                      • March

                        Prune to open the plant to the light for better fruit production.

                      • April

                        Prune to open the plant to the light for better fruit production.

                    • Mulch

                      Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

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                      • Protect

                        When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

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                        • Pest/Disease Inspection

                          What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

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                          • Treat for Pest/Disease

                            How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

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                            • Transplant

                              When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

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                              • Propagate

                                When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

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                                • Harvest

                                  When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                                  • July

                                    Harvest fruit daily and pick up any that have fallen to the ground.

                                  • August

                                    Harvest fruit daily and pick up any that have fallen to the ground.

                                  • October

                                    Harvest fruit daily and pick up any that have fallen to the ground.

                                  • November

                                    Harvest fruit daily and pick up any that have fallen to the ground.

                                • Special requirements

                                  Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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