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Passion vine
Plant Care Instructions By Julie Bawden-Davis

Generally evergreen vining plants that climb 20 to 30 feet by tendrils. Plants bloom during warm weather featuring eye-catching flowers, some of which are fragrant. Most varieties have fruit of varying quality when it comes to taste. The plants usually attract the gulf fritillary butterfly. Some species can become invasive.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones :
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Prune

        Prune as desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

    • Protect

        Protect vines when temperatures dip below freezing.

    • Special requirements

        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

  • February
    • Prune

        Prune as desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

    • Protect

        Protect vines when temperatures dip below freezing.

    • Special requirements

        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

  • March
    • Prune

        Prune as desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

    • Special requirements

        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

  • April
    • Buy

        Buy when in bloom.

    • Plant

        Plant when the weather and soil are warm.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize once at the beginning of the warm-season with an organic fertilizer designed for blooming plants.

    • Water

        Water weekly in the absence of rainfall.

    • Prune

        Lightly prune no more than 10 to 15 percent of the vine when desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

    • Mulch

        Apply a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the vine.

    • Transplant

        Transplant when the weather and soil are warm.

    • Special requirements

        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

  • May
    • Buy

        Buy when in bloom.

    • Plant

        Plant when the weather and soil are warm.

    • Fertilize

        If you didn't fertilize last month, feed once this month with an organic fertilizer designed for blooming plants.

    • Water

        Water weekly in the absence of rainfall.

    • Prune

        Lightly prune no more than 10 to 15 percent of the vine when desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

    • Mulch

        If not applied last month, apply a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the vine.

    • Transplant

        Transplant when the weather and soil are warm.

    • Special requirements

        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

  • June
    • Buy

        Buy when in bloom.

    • Plant

        Plant when the weather and soil are warm.

    • Water

        Water weekly.

    • Prune

        Lightly prune no more than 10 to 15 percent of the vine when desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

    • Transplant

        Transplant when the weather and soil are warm.

    • Special requirements

        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

  • July
    • Buy

        Buy when in bloom.

    • Plant

        Plant when the weather and soil are warm.

    • Water

        Water weekly.

    • Prune

        Lightly prune no more than 10 to 15 percent of the vine when desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

    • Transplant

        Transplant when the weather and soil are warm.

    • Special requirements

        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

  • August
    • Buy

        Buy when in bloom.

    • Plant

        Plant when the weather and soil are warm.

    • Water

        Water weekly.

    • Prune

        Lightly prune no more than 10 to 15 percent of the vine when desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

    • Transplant

        Transplant when the weather and soil are warm.

    • Special requirements

        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

  • September
    • Plant

        Plant when the weather and soil are warm.

    • Water

        Water weekly.

    • Prune

        Lightly prune no more than 10 to 15 percent of the vine when desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

    • Transplant

        Transplant when the weather and soil are warm.

    • Special requirements

        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

  • October
    • Water

        Water every two weeks in the absence of rainfall.

    • Prune

        Lightly prune no more than 10 to 15 percent of the vine when desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

    • Special requirements

        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

  • November
    • Prune

        Lightly prune no more than 10 to 15 percent of the vine when desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

    • Special requirements

        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

  • December
    • Prune

        Prune as desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

    • Protect

        Protect vines when temperatures dip below freezing.

    • Special requirements

        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • Buy

            When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • April

              Buy when in bloom.

            • May

              Buy when in bloom.

            • June

              Buy when in bloom.

            • July

              Buy when in bloom.

            • August

              Buy when in bloom.

          • Plant

            When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • April

              Plant when the weather and soil are warm.

            • May

              Plant when the weather and soil are warm.

            • June

              Plant when the weather and soil are warm.

            • July

              Plant when the weather and soil are warm.

            • August

              Plant when the weather and soil are warm.

            • September

              Plant when the weather and soil are warm.

          • Sow Seeds

            When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • Fertilize

              When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • April

                Fertilize once at the beginning of the warm-season with an organic fertilizer designed for blooming plants.

              • May

                If you didn't fertilize last month, feed once this month with an organic fertilizer designed for blooming plants.

            • Water

              Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • April

                Water weekly in the absence of rainfall.

              • May

                Water weekly in the absence of rainfall.

              • June

                Water weekly.

              • July

                Water weekly.

              • August

                Water weekly.

              • September

                Water weekly.

              • October

                Water every two weeks in the absence of rainfall.

            • Prune

              When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Prune as desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

              • February

                Prune as desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

              • March

                Prune as desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

              • April

                Lightly prune no more than 10 to 15 percent of the vine when desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

              • May

                Lightly prune no more than 10 to 15 percent of the vine when desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

              • June

                Lightly prune no more than 10 to 15 percent of the vine when desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

              • July

                Lightly prune no more than 10 to 15 percent of the vine when desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

              • August

                Lightly prune no more than 10 to 15 percent of the vine when desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

              • September

                Lightly prune no more than 10 to 15 percent of the vine when desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

              • October

                Lightly prune no more than 10 to 15 percent of the vine when desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

              • November

                Lightly prune no more than 10 to 15 percent of the vine when desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

              • December

                Prune as desired to shape, remove excess growth and redirect growth.

            • Mulch

              Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • April

                Apply a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the vine.

              • May

                If not applied last month, apply a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the vine.

            • Protect

              When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Protect vines when temperatures dip below freezing.

              • February

                Protect vines when temperatures dip below freezing.

              • December

                Protect vines when temperatures dip below freezing.

            • Pest/Disease Inspection

              What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • Treat for Pest/Disease

                How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • Transplant

                  When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • April

                    Transplant when the weather and soil are warm.

                  • May

                    Transplant when the weather and soil are warm.

                  • June

                    Transplant when the weather and soil are warm.

                  • July

                    Transplant when the weather and soil are warm.

                  • August

                    Transplant when the weather and soil are warm.

                  • September

                    Transplant when the weather and soil are warm.

                • Propagate

                  When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • Harvest

                    When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

                    •  Jan
                    •  Feb
                    •  Mar
                    •  Apr
                    •  May
                    •  Jun
                    •  Jul
                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • Special requirements

                      Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

                      •  Jan
                      •  Feb
                      •  Mar
                      •  Apr
                      •  May
                      •  Jun
                      •  Jul
                      •  Aug
                      •  Sep
                      •  Oct
                      •  Nov
                      •  Dec
                      • January

                        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

                      • February

                        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

                      • March

                        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

                      • April

                        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

                      • May

                        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

                      • June

                        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

                      • July

                        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

                      • August

                        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

                      • September

                        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

                      • October

                        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

                      • November

                        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

                      • December

                        Caterpillars on vines are most likely that of butterflies, so avoid using pesticides around the plants.

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