How to grow Passiflora caerulea

Passiflora caerulea grow and care – vine of the genus Passiflora also known as Sweet granadilla or Granadilla, Passiflora caerulea perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7+.

Leaves color is green, the leaves lobed and have 3-5 lobs

Flower color is white in the middle of the flower next to the stigma it’s purple or white, flowers look like clock

Passiflora caerulea fruit

Fruit color is yellow-orange the inner is seeds cover with yellow-orange sweet taste, oval shape in the peel thick and not edible

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How to grow growing Passiflora caerulea care:

Trellising, frost free

What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties/Problems with growing:
Aggressive (can kill other plants)

When is the best time to plant:
Most of the year

Pests and diseases:
Ants, nematodes

When is the best time to prune?
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Recommend not letting the vine grows too thick, need space to let the fruit fall

Size of the plant?
5-40+ m

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Irrigation water management requirement:
Average amount of water / big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

When does flowers bloom?
All year ( in cold area in the spring)

General information about the flower:
Flower color is white in the middle of the flower next to the stigma it’s purple or white, flowers look like clock

Pollination is done by:

Edible fruits

When does it yield:
Most of the year (cold climate in the summer)

Pests or diseases in Sweet granadilla fruit:

What can be done with big quantities of Passiflora caerulea fruits?
Eat raw, juice, jams

Work requirements on the fruit:
Pick the fruit from the ground

How long does it take to bear fruit?
1-2 years

Scientific name:

Passiflora caerulea

How to grow Passiflora caerulea

Passiflora caerulea plant care

Passiflora caerulea flower

Passiflora caerulea


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
  • Vine
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9