Plant Care Passion Flower

Passion Flower

5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Passion Flower has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Passion Flower has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Bluecrown Passionflower, Bluecrown Passionflower, Bluecrown passionflower, Blue passionflower, Common passion flower and passion flower

Taxonomy

Passiflora caerulea
Passiflora
Passifloraceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Passion Flower

💦 Water

How often to water your Passion Flower

Water needs for Passion Flower
0.5 cups
every 9

Passion Flower needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Passion Flower

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Bluecrown Passionflower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Passion Flower: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Passion Flower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Passion Flower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Passion Flower in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Passion Flower

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Passion Flower: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Passion Flower after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Passion Flower is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Bluecrown Passionflower →

Common Bluecrown Passionflower Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Passion Flower prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Bluecrown Passionflower Water Frequency →

Bluecrown Passionflower Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Passion Flower requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Bluecrown Passionflower Light Requirements →

Bluecrown Passionflower Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Passion Flower does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Bluecrown Passionflower →

When and How to Successfully Repot Bluecrown Passionflower →


💩 Fertilizer

Passion Flower is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Passion Flower is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Bluecrown Passionflower →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Passion Flower can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Bluecrown Passionflower Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Passion Flower can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Passion Flower

Passion Flower

Passion Flower


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Passion Flower has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Passion Flower has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Passion Flower has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
@Jorge1 avatar
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06/10/2021

These plants take a while to germinate but once they do they grow fast! I didn’t buy this plant I actually found the seed pods in the street, these seed pods contain a ton of seeds but I’ll warn you, they’re sticky!!! You’ll have to manually remove the red sticky layer to access the dark seed. I recommend you set them in water for a day or two to make it easier to peel that layer. They’ll take about 1-3 weeks to sprout (at least for me) and then it’s smooth sailing from there! The care is pretty easy, just keep an eye out for them bending.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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