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Passiflora obtusifolia 4" pot


Very, very rare, this is the first time this species has been offered for sale to my knowledge. The most attractive feature of this vine are the very thick, leathery leaves and deep red stems.  The bark on the vine is very corky and develops deep grooves and fissures. Related to Passiflora coriacea, P. obtusifolia has small yellow flowers that bloom in long chains of flowers at the ends of vining branches. Not particularly showy, it is nonetheless easy to grow and very interesting.

Subgenus: Decaloba, Supersection: Cieca.

Light: Full sun, part shade.  There will be less flowers in part shade.

Water: Moderate.

Soil: A wide range of soil, but it must be well-drained.

Fertilizer: A slow-release, bloom-booster type fertilizer is appreciated, but beware of using a fertilizer with too much nitrogen as it may push leaves at the expense of flowers.

Hardiness: Zone 11.




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