The passion plant is a fast-growing vine with flowers that almost resemble some type of spaceship. The name came from Jesuit priests who discovered it in South America and saw symbols of the crucifixion of Christ in its blooms. The leaves of the passion plant are often brewed in teas to promote calm, well-being, and to combat insomnia. In addition, the passion plant is a good addition in the garden to attract butterflies. You can also use the fruit from the passion plant to start additional plants for your garden.
Let the fruit dry completely. You can do this either by allowing it to dry on the vine or by harvesting the fruit and placing it in a cool dry area until it has shriveled and is brown.
Break open the fruit, which contains the seeds. Scatter the seeds on the ground where you want more passion plants to grow. Do not cover for about one week. This allows the seeds to dry out a little more.
Cover the seeds with a thin layer of compost (1 to 2 inches). If you do not have your own compost, you can purchase a bag of compost at any garden center.
Fertilize with a time-released balanced fertilizer, followin the instructions on the back of the package.
Apply 2 to 3 inches of any type of organic mulch.
Water enough to dampen the ground over the seeds.