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Passionflower problem-leaves turning yellow and dropping.

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http://www.growsonyou.com/question/new_questionMy young passionflower is climbing quite nicely up the garden wall but recently, the leaves have started to turn yellow and drop off. What have I done wrong? They are always well watered and I've fed them once.Also some of the flower buds have withered before they bloomed ! help!


On plant Passiflora caerulea


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I have read spider mites can suck on the leaves leaving the leaves like this or some mineral is lacking . I have also read that some passionfruit growers place the skin of a bananna into the pot of passion flowers as its high in potasium. I was advised by a passion flower grower on ebay its ok to feed them tomatoe feed.

24 Jun, 2009

 

I wondered about this for ages until today, when a gardening friend noticed holes in some of my passionflower flower buds. We opened it up to find loads of earwigs! There's a great post here about how to deal with them: http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/pests/2000072516006476.html

I hope it helps. Good luck!!

30 Aug, 2009

 

why are the leaves turning yellow and dropping off my passiflora

5 Sep, 2009

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