How To Grow Passion Flower
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Have you ever wanted to do something but never quite knew how to get started? Or maybe you’ve already done some things, but now it's time to take your passion to the next level!
The more you expose yourself to experiences that are related to what you want to pursue, the easier it will be to connect those experiences with action.
In this article, we’ll talk about one of the most popular ways to develop motivation -- creating a goal or intention. We'll also discuss why having a goal is so important and how to grow your passion by developing goals that make sense for you and your lifestyle.
What is an intention?
Intention is when you decide to do something – like go after your dream job, buy a house, or start reading books. It’s having a desire to take actions that move you forward towards your goal.
But before you can take action, you need to have a plan. A lot of people don’t because they worry about what might happen if they fail.
Thinking too much about the negative possibilities can stop you from doing anything at all. So try not to let these thoughts hold you back.
Instead, use “I would _________________” as your thinking pattern. For example, instead of saying “I won't succeed,” say "If I didn't believe I could succeed, then I wouldn't even attempt to.
Carefully choose your plants
As mentioned before, not every plant is designed to grow in direct sunlight. Many passion flowers can be indirect sun passers or even at night! This article will talk about some tips for choosing plants that are appropriate for home growing.
First, make sure to check out both diseased and healthy leaves of the plant. If you notice white patches, dry areas, or dark spots, this could indicate disease so do not take chances with these plants unless you have done adequate research.
Next, look at the roots of the plant. Are they thin and spindly? Or are there large clumps of roots showing growth? Plants require enough water and nutrients to thrive which makes strong root systems important. Make sure their roots are developing properly.
Lastly, consider how much space the plant needs to develop. Some quick tips here- if it takes up too much room try investing in smaller versions of the same plant. This way you can still enjoy the flower when it blooms but it will take less time to see that happen.
Provide plenty of sunlight
As with any plant, your passion flower will not grow well if it does not get enough light. Make sure to give it an adequate amount of light every day!
Most people begin growing their passion plants in spring when they first see them. By that time most plants have spent the winter dormant and are just starting to awake and come alive.
If you wait until later in the season to start planting, make sure to check out whether or not your plants receive enough natural light. If they do, then great! But if they need more sun exposure, consider investing in some indirect lighting or even direct sunlight for several hours each day.
This can be done through either using clear pots or taping down plastic sheets to cover parts of the pot. Both methods should only be used as a short-term solution though because eventually the roots will push aside the covers, exposing the plant to less light.
Ensure good drainage
The next important factor to consider is soil drainage. If your plant does not have adequate water, it will begin to dry out which can damage the plant.
Many people choose to grow passion flowers in pots with coco- or potting soils that contain coconut material. These are great materials because they do not require watering for several weeks at least!
However, if you decide to give plants a drink of water, make sure there are no holes in the bottom of the pot where liquid could drain away. You may want to check the plant’s drainage area once a week to see if any needed changing.
Blossom end rot happens when roots get dried up and the plant cannot uptake necessary minerals and nutrients. This can especially happen when plants are exposed to hot temperatures as well. To prevent this, make sure your plant has enough sunlight and warm air to thrive.
Grow passion flower vines quickly by choosing strong growing clones and keeping them under sun and close supervision.
Consider an indoor plant
While many people enjoy growing their own vegetables, few know how to take care of a houseplant! Most have heard that plants need light and water to grow, but very little information is given about what kind of lighting and soil they like.
Many also believe that you should give your plant direct sunlight for at least part of the day, which can be difficult if your plant does not get enough natural light. Some even suggest using artificial lights in a special lamp or pot to help stimulate growth. This may work wonders for some plants, but it cannot always work for passion flowers due to their unique roots system.
The roots develop thick mats that cling to any available space. These root balls actually contain polysaccharides, which are complex carbohydrates needed to fuel plant growth. When these pass out as dry leaves, they no longer can be used effectively to build up energy, causing slow growth or death. Because of this, most passion flower plants do not use foliage directly to gather resources. Rather, they must search for them through indirect means such as diffusion between the leaf and the medium in which the plant grows.
If a person were trying to grow a passion flower themselves, then they would want to make sure that they did not confuse the plant by not giving it adequate resources. Luckily, there are several types of fluorescent bulbs that do not pose much risk to passion plants.
Fertilize your plants
While most people choose to grow passion flowers as houseplants, there are some great ways to get extra nutrients for your plant. Luckily, it is easy to do!
Many sellers will recommend using flower food or fertilizers that contain iron. This is usually in the form of ferric oxide (Fe-oxide) or liquid Fe(III) chloride.
Ferric oxide can be added directly into the soil surrounding the roots of your plant, while liquid FeCl3 needs to be mixed with water and then applied to the leaves. Both are easily found at most home improvement stores or online retailers!
General tips when growing plants: make sure to keep their potting mix well-drained and use a good quality potware collection service to help refresh spent pots.
Water your plants
After you purchase your passion flower, your next step is to find a good pot in which to grow it. A growing plant needs adequate water to thrive and develop strong roots.
A general rule of thumb is to check whether or not the soil dries out when pressed down firmly. If it does not, then the bed has enough water and will not need replacing for at least another week.
If it does dry out slightly, then continue watering it until it stops responding to pressure. Once it no longer changes color or shape upon firm touches, then trays can be replaced as needed!
Be careful not to overwater passion flowers, as this could cause their leaves to rot and/or them to drown.
Grow tips for passion flowers
Now that you have your plants, it’s time to start growing them! There are several different ways to grow passion flower, so here are some helpful tips depending on what stage of plant growth you are at!
If your plant is in its very early stages (up to two weeks), then it is in the advanced set up phase which will help ensure successful sprouting. The first things needed are some good soil, a close eye on the plant, and an area where it can develop roots.
Make sure to give it adequate sunlight as well! After this, you can begin setting up your greenhouse or garden bed.
You will need to add more soil around the seedling to prevent dry-erosion, and possibly transplant if necessary. Be careful not to damage the leaves when doing either of these!
For flowering passion fruits, there is a special light source needs to be used during their development. This is typically UV-fluorescent lights, but color balanced fluorescent bulbs work just as well!
These should be left alone until the plants are fully grown because they require slightly higher intensity than normal lighting.
Once they are completely dried out, cut off any remaining parts of the fruit.
Enjoy your plants
As mentioned before, passion flowers are not actually a flower, so you should not feel too special when one of these babies does its thing.
As long as they have what it takes, most any plant will reward your attention by doing something beautiful.
Some require water or sun to thrive, while others need some kind of soil that is rich in nutrients.
But all grow quickly, just like children do!
They take time to develop, but once they find their person, they stick around for quite a while.
So enjoy your plants! Take them out at night and give them some light to shine under. Check up on them daily to make sure everything looks okay.
And don’t forget to pinch off any leaves that look pale and thin! That is how plants get food and air.