Passiflora Edulis (Passion Fruit) – Live Plant





Passiflora edulis is among the most popular species in its genus because it’s one of the easiest passifloras to grow and its delicious fruit is cultivated commercially in South America. Like all passifloras, passiflora edulis flowers are absolute works of art. Having white centers and purple petals, edulis flowers measure roughly four inches, are fragrant and will likely attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden. The fruits are brown to purple and are not only delicious but contain enzymes that act as digestive stimulants. Native from Brazil through Argentina, this tropical/subtropical vine is hardy to about 35 degrees Fahrenheit, although there have been reports of vines grown in Florida that survived freezing temperatures. To increase their hardiness, these vines are frequently grafted onto hardier species such as caerulea and incarnata. Edulis is ideal for decorating structure such as fences, lattice, trellis and mailboxes and will thrive in almost any soil as long as it is well-draining and not too acidic. It has been reported to work well in hanging containers. The air-dried leaves are said to contain passiflorine, which is a mild sedative/tranquilizer found in several passiflora species, especially incarnata. This species reportedly contains small amounts of at least one MAOI and should not be consumed along with certain foods or drugs. The fruits of this variety are light purple with some yellow.

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**Buyer is responsible for frozen plants. USPS is heated, so the plant will be fine unless you leave it at your door too long. But if you are in a cold area and cannot get the plant right away, signature confirmation can be added to the shipping cost. They will hold the plant until you pick it up.



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Weight 1.5 lbs

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