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Pushkraj

A tropical garden with some temperate surprises

Passiflora

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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Pushkraj

It's taken 3 months for this #passiflora #cutting to take root. I used a mixture of #honey and #cinnamon to encourage rooting in water, but after the root tips had grown, I dipped them in rooting powder. That's probably why half the stalk is now covered in white root-like growth. Is it a good stage to plant it in soil?? #help #passionflower #propagation #cuttings @bel @brightcolours ..?

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Pushkraj

I wouldn't bother with cuttings, but this passionflower has an unusual deep orange colour and I've never seen it for sale..

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clustyroen

The roots seem strong Pushkraj, looking forward to seeing it in a few weeks time @Pushkraj

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Pushkraj

Thanks @clustyroen :) they do look alright don't they!

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brightcolours

I've not grown passion flowers from cuttings... I'd transfer it to a pot now though. Can you get other cuttings?

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Pushkraj

Um I can, I guess, but cuttings don't take in our harsh summer heat, and I've applied for a UK visa, which, if Im granted, will mean I won't be in India @brightcolours

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gjones

Haven't grown Passion flowers, but if they've rooted, we'd probably plant them. Are you moving to the UK for work?

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Pushkraj

Yes, I guess so, @gjones ... I only have a couple of weeks before it gets very hot, which won't be good for a new plant settling in... I'm not moving for work, but for school. I will be studying pastry at Le Cordon Bleu in London (but am still waiting on my visa results)

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brightcolours

Exciting times!

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Pushkraj

Can't wait to hear back, @brightcolours ! Should be this week..

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brightcolours

Fingers crossed.

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Pushkraj

Thank you Katie 😊 I've just received an SMS telling me I can collect the results - whatever they are - from the visa office. But the collection hours have ended for the day. I'll have to live with butterflies in my stomach until tomorrow @brightcolours

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2016
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Pushkraj

Here are the cuttings @brightcolours @KathyB - I've dipped them all into honey. Besides, one of them is also coated in cinnamon powder. I've planted two in a soil medium in a clay pot, and I've placed two in a mug (water propagation) #propagation #passionflower

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KathyB

I'd reduce the number of leaves. Without roots the cutting can't take up water very well so to reduce water loss via transpiration it's best to remove most of the leaves. 😊

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KathyB

PS good idea to try a few different methods!!!

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Pushkraj

Thanks, now I've kept just one leaf per cutting :) the weather is temperate, fortunately. I will be in the area soon so might get some more cuttings, until I get it right!! @KathyB

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KathyB

That sounds like a plan! I've never tried to strike passionflower but if u can get more cuttings another thing u could try is to lay the cutting horizontally that way u have more leaf nodes in contact with the soil. From the look of it I'm assuming it will root from the node only so the more in contact with the soil, the better the chance for roots. 😊 PS I'm jealous! The flower is gorgeous!!

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Pushkraj

Thanks @KathyB ! I think I should invest in some rooting hormone too, at some point. This is the 7th passiflora species that I've collected, but the first from a cutting. Hoping it'll take ..

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brightcolours

http://preparednessmama.com/natural-rooting-hormone/

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Pushkraj

Thanks Katie :) @brightcolours

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2016
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Pushkraj

Another snap, this time with #buds and #foliage #plantid #help #passionflower #passiflora

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Pushkraj

Hi GTers. I need some urgent #help with a #PlantID I spotted this saffron coloured passionflower in the city and have snapped off a couple stems to try and propagate them. But I have dreadful luck with softwood propagation. Any tips? I don't have rooting hormone on hand. I've heard cinnamon powder does the trick too. #propagation #softwood #passionflower

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Pushkraj

@brightcolours ???

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KathyB

Honey is supposed to help too. A clear plastic bag over the pit to keep it moist is supposed to help but I often find it gets slimey inside (too hot/humid at my place)

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brightcolours

I use honey 🍯 for propagating.

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brightcolours

I've not tried propagating passifloras from any cuttings. Good luck.

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Pushkraj

How does that work?? No problems with fungus etc? And what's the success rate? I could try this! @brightcolours @KathyB

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brightcolours

Just dip the end of the stem in, like you would with hormone powder. I have a good success rate.

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KathyB

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/honey-root-hormone.htm

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KathyB

For best hygiene you should measure out a small amount of honey and dip into that then discard what u don't use. If u dip straight into ur main jar it can cause contamination and spread disease. Also organic non-heat-treated honey is supposed to work best (some reports suggest heat treatment can destroy the functional enzymes in the honey)

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brightcolours

If it's too soft and sappy you may have problems with the cuttings taking.

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brightcolours

Honey mentioned in this article: http://www.sgaonline.org.au/plant-propagation-from-cuttings/

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brightcolours

#honey #propagation-honey

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