Posted by Mike on October 14, 2002 at 00:16:57:
In Reply to: passion plant problem posted by jason on October 03, 2002 at 06:55:12:
: i have a passion plant which appears to be healthy. grows fairly quick very green lots of leaves and buds. my problem is that the buds keep falling off. they get to be about the diameter of a dime, and then they fall off. this has been going on for about 6 months. anybody with a suggestion? i would greatly appreciate your help!
First, I am assuming you're referring to passiflora (passionflower), the purple, alien-looking flower, vine. Second, passiflora like well-drained soil. If the soil is not well-drained or often soaked, the buds will consequently fall off. Jason, if your plant is not soaked in water, you may want to check for bugs around the buds.