How to Grow Passion Vines From Cuttings


The passion vine is a vigorous plant that grows in length 20 feet each year and requires a strong support structure. Passion vine is native to South America and is hardy to plant in USDA hardiness zones 9 through 11, where the winters are mild. The plant produces long evergreen leaves and attractive, fragrant flowers. Passion vine plants live for five to seven years but can be propagated by taking woody stem cuttings in late spring.

Step 1

Cut from your passion vine 3- to 4-inch-long stem sections that include three to four bud nodes. Make each cut just below a leaf with a sharp knife.

Step 2

Mix even quantities of course sand, sterile peat moss and perlite to create a rooting medium for the stem cuttings. Add water to lightly dampen the medium.

Step 3

Fill a rooting tray with the rooting medium.

Step 4

Dip the lower cut end of each passion vine stem in powdered rooting hormone. Gently tap the stem to remove excess powder.

Step 5

Stick the stem into the rooting medium. Space the stem cuttings approximately 2 inches apart so the stems and leaves do not touch.

Step 6

Mist the medium and cuttings with water to increase the moisture level, and place a plastic bag over the tray to hold humidity around your passion vine cuttings during the rooting process.

Step 7

Place the tray in a warm location that offers indirect light.

Step 8

Monitor the moisture level to prevent the medium and cuttings from drying out. Mist the tray with water as needed.

Step 9

Gently pull on your passion vine cuttings after four weeks to see if there is resistance from root development. They should be ready to transplant after 90 days of growth.

Step 10

Transplant your passion vine cuttings to individual 4-inch containers once the roots are a minimum of 1 inch in length.

Step 11

Set your passion vine containers in a protected area outdoors or continue to grow them in a bright location indoors. Do not plant your cuttings in the ground until the second year of growth.

Things You'll Need

  • Sharp knife
  • Course sand
  • Sterile peat moss
  • Perlite
  • Rooting tray
  • Powdered rooting hormone
  • Water mister
  • Plastic bag
  • 4-inch potting containers


  • California Rare Fruit Growers: Passion Fruit
  • University of Saskatchewan: The Passion Flower
  • North Carolina State University: Plant Propagation by Stem Cuttings
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Jennifer Loucks has over 10 years of experience as a former technical writer for a software development company in Wisconsin. Her writing experience includes creating software documentation and help documents for clients and staff along with training curriculum. Loucks holds a Bachelor of Science major from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls specializing in animal science and business.