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Passionflower (Passiflora matthewsii)
Passionflower (Passiflora matthewsii)
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A very rare passionflower from the forests of Ecuador and Peru, with pink flowers and edible passionfruits. Minimum temperature is 5 degC.

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4 month(s)

€ 6,00
Price per 10 seeds

 

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Common name:
Passionflower

Origin:
Ecuador

Minimum temperature:
5 degC

Description:
This species is a very rare passion flower from the tropical mountain forests of Ecuador and Peru. The pink flowers are about 6 cm in size and hang from long flower stalks that are covered with hairs. The edible green passion fruits are 5 cm in size and have yellow pulp. The species can in temperate climates be grown as a container plant with a minimum temperature of 5 degC. A sheltered stand against a wall or fence is recommended. Be careful with too much direct sunlight in the middle of a hot summer day. 

Sowing description:
Soak the seeds for 24-48 hours in orange- or lemonjuice, then sow them in sowing mix. Keep the soil constantly moist, cover with plastic foil or glass and let the seeds germinate in a warm and bright spot indoors.

Sowing time:
Whole year

Level of difficulty:
Intermediate

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