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    Passion Flowers from Seed

    Yes, indeed, I am Plant Planter, the one with the uncreative name, and I would like to start a Passiflora caerulea from seed.

    I've been busy researching their needs online for a while, but I have not found any consistent information, especially about planting the seeds. Some sites say peat and potting soil, others say just potting soil, still others say compost, the list goes on and on. Anyhow, I would greatly appreciate any tips you might have about growing these marvelous vine plants!

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    here they grow everywhere, any of those mediums will work just fine. I would just use potting soil or compost personally. I would be careful of the base of the plant getting too much sun, but give the rest of the vines as much sun as possible.

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    It's definitely a sun lover, the more it gets the more blooms it will give you. By the way, it can get HUGE so I would suggest a bigger pot.

    I agree with Ambanja, I don't believe it's fussy about medium. However, it may be stubborn to germinate. I have known many people having trouble with seeds (myself included) so please post how things go for you and what method worked.

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    Also make sure the drainage is good, so have a decent amount of perlite or cinder in the container. Warming the seeds might help w germination. A good friend has a plant in his backyard that is two years old and taken over the entire side of a 60 foot tree, the base of the vine is at least 5 inches in diameter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambanja View Post
    ...the base of the vine is at least 5 inches in diameter.
    That is a vine.
    Anyhow, drainage isn't my problem right now. The problem is that if it grows too fast, it won't fit in my terrarium with my Nepenthes fusca. Then it won't have crucial humidity, then it'll turn unhealthy, then it'll die, unless I can get it outside. Something nice about northern Ohio is that even though we have really cold winters, the summers are really hot, bright, and humid. Great for tropical plants!

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    I wouldn't worry about it growing too fast, you can always prune it. Where in Ohio are you? I'm from Moreland Hills, near Solon.

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    I'm in the area around Parma, not too far from you.

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    Wow nice flower!

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