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Passiflora caerulea yellowing leaves and dropping?

Hi all,

a gardening beginner here.

I have a passiflora caerulea in a pot on my balcony I have been growing for around 9 months from a small cutting, it has spread well, however in the past month or so its larger older leaves have all started yellowing and falling. Is this normal, or is something wrong? Please see the photos,

any help would be appreciated :)



  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,574

    This plant is generally deciduous tho sometimes partly evergreen in mild areas so leaf fall is normal and evergreens lose a few leaves all year round anyway as they age but are replaced by new ones.

    Make sure you plant is sheltered from cold winds and heavy frosts.  Keep the compost moist but well-drained and, next spring, either give it a bigger pot or freshen up the top couple of inches of compost in its existing pot and give it a generous handful of slow release tomato food and then weekly feeds of liquid rose or tomato feed. 

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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