How to Propagate a Passion Flower


A tropical vine, the passion flower thrives throughout the world in tropical gardens and as a decorative houseplant. An arbor-climbing and decorative plant, passion flower goes by such other names as the Holy Trinity flower, maypop and passion vine. Propagating a passion flower plant in your home or garden requires a little patience, but it is a simple task that can be achieved.

Propagating by Seed

Step 1

Prepare the planter box with an enriched soil mixture of worm castings, compost, sphagnum moss and potting soil. The sphagnum moss lines the bottom 3 inches of the planter and equal parts of the worm castings, compost and soil should reach the halfway point of the container. For a large container, 4 lbs. each of the ingredients should suffice.

Step 2

Place three passion flower plant seeds about 1/4 of an inch into the soil of the planter box.

Step 3

Cover the flower seeds with a 1-inch layer of sphagnum moss to keep it well insulated and to retain moisture and nutrients.

Step 4

Water the plant seed with two cups of water every four days until the plant sprouts from the soil. Give the plant three cups of water once a week after it reaches an inch in height.

Propagating by Plant Cuttings

Step 1

Obtain vine cuttings from a wild or domesticated passion flower plant. Alternatively, ordering passion flower plant cuttings from a reliable online source is a viable option.

Step 2

Prepare a planter box as outlined in section 1.

Step 3

Fill the cut gallon milk jug with water and 5 tbsp. of perlite powder.

Step 4

Allow the cuttings to soak, with the cut ends in the perlite mixture, for approximately 48 hours.

Step 5

Transplant the rooted plant cuttings into the prepared soil.

Things You'll Need

  • Passion flower seeds
  • Passion flower plant cuttings
  • Potting soil
  • Sphagnum moss
  • Compost
  • Earthworm castings
  • Planter box or pot
  • Perlite mixture (for propagating cuttings)
  • Gallon milk jug, cleaned and cut in half


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