Passion flower renders an exotic sight and just at a single glance, it evaporates all the hustles and bustles of life.
Passion flower can be grown indoors and outdoors. They are a frequent treat as they are a recurrent part of peripheral vision while driving or walking by the roads. Passion flower requires full to partial sun with at least four hours of exposure. They thrive in any well-drained rich soil with pH ranging from 6.1 to 7.5. They are grown in early spring and are fertilized until the onset of autumn.
Passion flowers hate the periods of drought so they require plenty of water supply and moist soil to prosper. For outdoor Passiflora, they are obliged to be taken under the protection of indoor aura during winter. However, the plant loses its ideal shape and becomes dormant when it is settled in the indoor frame but it quickly brightens up upon the advent of spring.
The seeds of passion flower are recommended to soak in water 24 hours before their broadcast. This helps in breaking the shell of the seed and accelerates the rate of germination.
The germination time of passion flower varies greatly as it is a highly diversified specie. For fresh seeds, the process occurs within two to three weeks whereas, for dried seeds, they may take up to four weeks of the span. While on the other hand, there are seeds that overly outstretch the process and sprout after good long forty-eight weeks.
Passion flower initiates the flowering process from mid to late summer and lures various pollinating insects to get their rewards. The pollination and fertilization result in large orange-yellow fruit bodies with seeds obscured inside them.
These seeds are responsible for further maintenance of seemingly endless lifecycle.