How To Care For A Purple Passion Plant

December 22, 2022

Plants have always played an important role in our lives, going back thousands of years. Certain ones gain special recognition as they prove themselves worthy of our attention and care. One such plant is the passion flower or protea.

Passion flowers are very popular plants that require frequent care to remain happy and healthy. These plants grow tall thin leaves which sprout pink, purple, white, and yellow blooms from their center. The coloration comes from compounds called anthoxins which help protect the plant’s tissues form other organisms like bacteria and fungi.

While most people admire the beautiful colors of passion flowers, there is one thing many do not realize – how to take good care of them! If you want to keep your proteas thriving, here are some tips on how to take proper care of it. Read on to learn more about how to look after your protea.

Avoid direct sunlight when caring for your passion plant

This will probably go without saying, but indirect sun is still ideal light source for your protea. You should also make sure to give it a bright, well-lit area where it can grow.

However, we recommend investing in a low-light pot to prevent any stress. This way it won’t need as much sunlight to thrive. Make sure to check out our list of the best low-light pots here.

Provide bright light

how to care for a purple passion plant

Like most plants, passion flowers need adequate sunlight to thrive. This can be done through natural sun exposure or by using an indirect light source like a pot with a glass lid that has an additional lighting system attached.
As you pull back the plant’s leaves to see the purple blooms, make sure to only do this once it has healed from its last set of buds!

Be careful not to hurt the plant in any way as you manipulate it. Also, remember to clean your hands well after touching the plant to avoid spreading fungal material onto it.

And finally, check out our guide on how to take care of houseplants! It includes tips about caring for a wide variety of plants, including what factors affect their growth.

Provide a humid environment

Plants need water and sunlight to thrive, so make sure to give your plant both of these every few hours during the day and check that it gets them at night!

Plants also require some air to breathe, which means they should have access to a small amount of moisture as well as an unobstructed view of light.

As you can probably guess, plants will not automatically keep themselves clean, so it is up to us to take care of them. Luckily, there are several easy ways to do this!

First, make sure to wash your hands before touching any plants or taking liquid medicine supplements. If needed, use hand sanitizer instead of washing with soap!

Next, choose plastic containers over glass ones because they are less likely to break if dropped. Also, be careful about opening the container as you may risk spilling the contents.

When putting the plant in its pot, make sure to press down firmly to ensure no cracks occur.

Feed the plant

how to care for a purple passion plant

Even though many people refer to purple plants as ‘poisonous,’ that is not true! Certain colors can be poisonous or harmful when consumed but it is not because of the color per se.

Many shades of blue berries are actually health foods due to their high content of antioxidant berry flavonoids like quercetin and kaempferol.

These antioxidants help reduce inflammation and aid in blood clot prevention so they may even be helpful in preventing cardiovascular disease.

However, just like with any other food, too much of a good thing can become toxic if you consume more than your body needs.

Since most people seem to enjoy eating lots of berries every day, overfeeding isn't an issue anymore. Unfortunately, there are no guidelines as to what constitutes enough or too much berry nutrition for individual differences in digestion rates, age, and body type.

It is therefore important to know how to identify healthy nutritional levels of red and blue fruits to prevent overexposure and potential toxicity.

Water the plant

how to care for a purple passion plant

When watering your passion flower, make sure that it does not feel wet all over constantly or it will drown. We recommend having a time and place where it is watered once per day, in order to promote healthiness of the plant.

In between waterings, check to see if it has any leaves that are drooping. If so, press them back up with your hand until they re-angle themselves. This will help strengthen the stem and keep the plant healthy!

After several months, some plants may need more frequent care to maintain their growth. However, do not let the plant get too dry! Leaves may wilt and stick together, preventing adequate air flow and slow drying.

Take care of the plant

how to care for a purple passion plant

After you purchase your passion flower, it is time to take some good care of it! This includes keeping it in the right light source, feeding it, and cleaning its leaves.

Your passion plant will need around a half-cup of water per one leaf once every two days at the very most. Make sure to check whether the roots are soaking up all the liquid or if there is none! If they look dry, give them a little more until they seem happy with that amount.

When winter comes, do not expose the plants to direct sunlight as this can hurt it. You may be able to put it under a lamp, but make sure it does not burn it. Let it warm up for a few weeks first before doing so!

This article has discussed how to take great care of a houseplant, now let us talk about what kind of houseplants we should have! Hairstyling is an excellent way to keep busy while taking care of a plant.

Tell your friends about the plant

how to care for a purple passion plant

As mentioned earlier, purple passion plants will grow in almost any soil and are known to thrive under low light conditions. Because of this, they are perfect houseplants if you do not have access to strong natural sunlight.

Since most people can create their own limited amount of indirect sun via an east-west or west-east facing window, tell your friends about your plant so they can keep it happy!

People with no windows may be able to order a plant from Amazon or another online vendor that does indoor florists ship live plants. This would help them enjoy these beautiful flowers later!

Given how hard purple passion plants require little attention, many users feel comfortable letting others take care of them. If someone asks what kind of plant it is, tell them “purple” and let them start looking it up.

Enjoy the plant

how to care for a purple passion plant

After you take care of your purple passion plant for an hour, it is time to let it go! Depending on the size of the plant, this can be done either by letting it dry out or putting it in a pot with fresh soil.
If you choose to let it dry, use a low-waste paper towel to remove as much water as possible. Do not blow air into the plant’s saucer because this will cause the dust to enter the stem. Also make sure there are no holes that could allow moisture to escape.

Once it is completely dried, put it in a container with fresh soil and enjoy it soon!

Purple passion plants grow fast so do not worry about losing part of its beauty due to drying! Take good pictures before dropping it off and see you later, friend!

That was all for caring for our purple passion plant. Thank you again for reading our article! We hope you enjoyed it and learned something new. If you had any questions, feel free to leave a comment below and connect with us via social media.

Do not handle with bare hands

how to care for a purple passion plant

While most people enjoy touching plants, some plant textures can be slightly uncomfortable or even irritating for your skin.

That is why it is important to always wash your hand first before interacting with any plants. If you are ever needed immediate care of a plant, use a paper towel or clean cloth to dry your hands first!

Some plants such as geraniums have leaves that contain an alkaloid compound which irritate when come in contact with our skin.

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