How To Propagate Passion Fruit Vine In Water
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As mentioned before, passion fruit is an incredible source of antioxidants and nutrients that work together to soothe your skin and help keep it healthy. It also makes for some delicious snacks!
Properly washing your fruits is very important to ensuring they stay ripe and taste good. However, water alone isn’t enough to completely wash away all of the natural chemicals in the passion fruit. That’s where this article comes in!
In this article, I will show you how to grow your own batch of passion fruit vine plants in water! This way, you no longer have to buy them at the store or pick them off of the plant at a nearby grocery store. You can even enjoy eating your own homegrown produce if you want to 🙂
Grow Your Own Passion Fruit Plant
So what exactly needs to be done for this project? First, you will need several items including plastic pots with lids, soil, seeds, straw, and either rain gauges or a small pot containing water.
Next, you will need three different sizes of clear glass jars (with lids) to hold the vines while they sprout, develop roots, and bear fruit. Make sure each one has a diameter larger than the widest part of the vine to ensure proper air circulation and growth.
After that, you will need two bowls – one for fresh growing tips and another for set aside compost/soil.
Prepare the space for your plant
Now that you have chosen how to grow passion fruit vines, it is time to prepare the space where they will eventually grow!
You should make sure there are adequate amounts of sunlight as well as proper air circulation. If needed, you can add some flower pots or other plants to get more ventilation.
Making sure their water source is also accessible is another important factor to consider. It must be clear and drinkable!
Never let the soil dry out as this could cause death of the vine. Also, check the moisture level frequently to ensure enough water is being absorbed.
Create a plant tissue culture
Plant tissue cultures are an interesting way to grow plants. You use these to start a new plant! They consist of two main components, liquid and powder. The liquid is usually water or glucose (dishwater or sugar solution) and the powder is something that contains nutrients for the plant to use as growth material.
Supply both the liquid and the powder and mix them together in a test tube or other closed container. Use a syringe to inject this mixture into a dry gel block or sheet of agar-agar. This will create an empty space in the gel where you can put your seedling.
After the gel has set properly, add some more agar-agar around the edge to prevent dehydration. Then, soak the whole thing in fresh liquid until it fully sets. Once done, let the young plant grow!
Note: Make sure to check out our article: Tips For Starting A New Plants From Seeds! It covers more detail about creating plant tissues.
Create a passion fruit plant
Starting from seeds is your best bet if you want to keep up with a constant flow of passion fruits! If you have access to an area that gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight, then you can start by putting some seeds into soil.
You will need about a half cup of soil per one seedling. Make sure to mix the soil together and add more soil as needed.
Add a few drops of water and put the plants under indirect light (no sun). You can also cover them with a plastic container or plate to help retain moisture.
Keep checking on your plants every couple days until they show signs of growth. Once they are around their full size, transplant them using the same procedure as moving an arugula leaf.
Take care of your plant
Like any other green leafy vegetable, passion fruit vine will eventually dry out and die if given enough time. This can be due to many things; poor water and nutrient availability, overheating, or lack of light.
To prevent this from happening, make sure to give your passion fruit vine adequate moisture and nutrition. Make sure it does not receive too much sunlight as that could cause it to overexpose itself and risk burning.
Also remember that passion fruits grow quickly, so try to keep an eye on it frequently to see whether it needs more water or some help with its growth.
Once you have given it what it requires, wait for it to show signs of thriving before giving it another look.
Enjoy your fruit
After you wash your fruits, they can start to lose their taste due to being overprocessed. Do not let this discourage you from eating your own produce!
Passion fruits are one of the most delicious fruits out there. They are sweet and sour at the same time, making them beloved around the world.
However, just like any other citrus fruit, passion fruits need to be eaten within a few days or they will go bad. This is because dry heat (think sun) causes the nutrients and flavor to evaporate.
Fortunately, there are ways to preserve the flavor and texture of the passionfruit for longer! Read on to learn how to keep fresh passionfruit happy and thriving for years to come.
Grow more plants
As seen before, passion fruit is not a long-term crop. It will quickly deplete of nutrients as it grows! Therefore, to keep it thriving for longer, you need to continually replenish its nutrient source.
A common way to do this is by using composted manure or soil with adequate phosphorous (P) levels. Phosphorus is an essential plant nutrient that helps promote growth. You can also grow fresh greens such as spinach or lettuce to add some nutritional value to your soil. Both of these supplements can be added into the soil at the base of the vine.
Another option is to soak the seeds in a solution containing bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) and iron (feather dusting). This sets up a reaction which releases carbon dioxide, creating an environment rich in oxygen and promoting seed germination.
Know your plants health
Like any other plant, passion fruit will need adequate water to grow and thrive. If you notice their leaves drooping or they look limp and dark green, then they are not getting enough sunlight which is important for photosynthesis!
If this sounds like them, give them some sun by covering half of the pot with clear plastic cover. Make sure to check back every few hours as most fruits require close watch to know when it is ripe.
Once it is soft and easily squeezable, pull it off and enjoy! You can either eat it right away or store it in the refrigerator until you are ready.
Do not water too much
Only give it some water if you know how to take good care of your plant! Plants need dry conditions to survive, and passing off wet leaves as passion fruit is very likely to cause them to rootle around and find more fruits!
If your passion fruit plants seem less lively than before begin by checking that they have adequate sunlight and then test their roots to see whether they are interacting with soil. If they are looking healthy and strong, try giving them an extra few days to show all of its beautiful flowers and leaves.