How to grow passion fruit in pots. If you don’t have a lot of space. No need to worry.
You can plant the passion fruit in the pots available at your home. You need to follow this guide to make the best use of pots, for growing passion fruits.
Growing passion fruits in pots seems difficult, but all you need is a handy guide and some skill to grow the plant in the pots.
How to grow passion fruit in pots
They show tremendous growth and high climbing capabilities. Remember to avoid overwatering and place the plant in proper sunlight.
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Native to South America
USDA zone 6.
Spring and winters
- It is among the cultivars that can survive the winter cold.
- If you grow them in pots, they can also be placed indoors.
How to Grow Passion Fruits in a Pot
- Large pots
- Supporting fences
- Plant feed
- High-grade soil
- Favorable conditions
Passion fruit can be planted in large pots when there is a strong support structure available, including a fence or trellis that the fruit can grow over.
- Select a pot that is 500mm wide.
- Place it under the sunlight.
- Fill half the pot with quality potting mix, nutrient-rich such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
- After that, remove the unwanted shrubs from the pot.
- Observe any tangled roots and cut them down or gently tease them.
- Fill the rest of the pot with the quality potting mix, nutrient-rich such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
- Press it gently to ensure firming.
- You need to Mulch the base with organic mulch.
The organic mulch includes;
- bark chips
- pea straw
- Remember to keep them away from the plant’s trunk.
- Passion fruit has tremendous growth. They will climb up to 15 to 20 feet (4.5-6 m.) in length per year.
- The passion fruit plant needs support to handle its growth.
- You can use a trellis or a chain-link fence.
- Place the pot that contains passion fruits one foot (31 cm) away from the opted structure.
- Water the plant deeply.
- Time required- one or two days per week.
- Remember to water it based on weather conditions.
- In winter, you can cut down the vine up to1 or 2 feet (31-61 cm.)
- This is because, in winters you can place the pot indoors, so reducing length will make them fit to be placed indoors.
- It’s a fast-growing plant and will regain its length back in spring.
Caring of Passion Fruits in Pots
- Keeping the soil moist
- Avoid overwatering
- Ensure proper drainage from the pot
- Ensure the plant is fed two times a year in the month of spring and autumn.
- You can use Yates Thrive Natural Citrus and Fruit Organic Based Pelletised Plant Food.
- It encourages the plant to produce healthy passion fruits.
- In case of pollination issues, pollinate them by using hands.
- Take fluffy yellow pollen from one flower and dust it onto the stigma of another flower.
- Pollination is favorable when done in mid-morning.
- The time when the flowers are fully bloomed
- Prune in early spring
- removing last year’s growth
- Leave the major runners
Varieties of passion fruit include:
- Panama Gold
- Panama Red
- Nellie Kelly
- Norfolk Island
- Yellow Giant
Growing passion fruits in pots seems difficult, but all you need is a handy guide and some skill to grow the plant in the pots. They show tremendous growth and high climbing capabilities.
Remember to avoid overwatering and place the plant in proper sunlight. These plants can withstand severe winter cold but the pots grown can be placed indoors in winters.