How to Plant Passion Flower Cuttings

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Passion flower is one of the easier plants to root from cuttings. You should be able to go from cutting to planting in three to four weeks. You may not get blooms the first growing year for your plants, but don't get discouraged; they will usually bloom like crazy the second year. Growing passion flower is a fun and rewarding project that can be done by anyone.

Things You'll Need

  • Styrofoam cup Perlite Rooting hormone Container Peat moss Flower soil
  • Take a cutting about 6 inches long from a mature plant in the spring.

  • Poke some holes in a Styrofoam cup, and fill with either plain perlite or a perlite-sand mixture. Wet the perlite, but don't make it too soggy.

  • Put some growth hormone in a small cup or on a paper plate, and dip the cut end of the passion flower cutting in it. Tap off the excess, and stick the cutting in the perlite. Throw the excess growth hormone away.

  • Place the cup on a saucer,and put it in a warm window that does not get direct sunlight. If the air is dry, cut the bottom out of a plastic milk carton, and place it over the cup. This will help keep moisture in. Check on the plant every couple of days to make sure it does not dry out.

  • Transplant into a regular container filled with one part peat to three parts flower soil when the cutting has roots. This will take two to three weeks. Slowly move the plant to a sunny window until it is getting full sun in the morning.

  • Plant outside when you see it start to sprout or grow. You may want to place the plant near a fence or trellis, because it will climb aggressively once it gets started. Keep the plant moist but not wet. Use a 20-20-20 fertilizer every couple of weeks.

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