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Passiflora Incarnata or Krishna Kamal needs a sunny location with a less wind. The passiflora needs the morning sunlight while they need to be protected from the afternoon sun.
Passiflora Incarnata or maypop plant belongs to the family of Passifloraceae. The plant is also known as Krishna Kamal. The reason behind this name is the structure of the flower. Some say that the flower of the plant is associated with Mahabharata of Indian Mythology. According to the Indian mythology, the 5 petals of the plant indicates the Pandavas; the small petals are around 100 indicating the Kauravas while the corona of the flower depicts Draupadi.
The plant needs a sunny location with a less windy area. The passiflora needs the morning sunlight while they need to be protected from the afternoon sun. Make sure you provide support to the passiflora as it is a climber.
The plant requires abundant of sunlight. You can provide from full sun to partial shade. The best time to plant the passiflora is during the late spring using proper fertilizers and direct sunlight.
If you are planting it indoors then southern exposure window would be perfect for it. If the flowers fail to bloom then provide the plant with direct sunlight
A well aerated moist soil is required by the plant. They are hardy evergreen climbers so they require a strong support while growing.
You can plant the passiflora inside a large clay pot. It would help in maintaining a healthy root system.
4to 5 cups of water would be sufficient for the maypop. They have moderate needs.
Let the soil dry out between the watering. Create a draining hole inside the pot to provide saturation of water and soil.
Passiflora flower is humongous in size. The diameter of the flower is around 9.8 cm.
They bloom from July to September.
The flower has one prominent color i.e. white color with violet corona. They own yellow stamens and around three to four purple stigmas. Passiflora has a life of one day
The average height of the passiflora is around 5 feet. They need an average amount of ground cover to grow. Passiflora requires a space of 33 to 65 inches in between two plants.
It is believed that the maypop vines are antispasmodic in nature. They can cure flatulence of the stomach.
Some say that the plant can also help us with insomnia and headaches.
The gorgeous flower is used to decorate the walls of your home. These are floriferous passion flower.
Usually, the top cover of the soil is covered by the frost during the winter. Plant it in a shady location with bright light if the cold gets severe.
Do pruning of the plant as the plant can't tolerate frost. Passifloras are usually pollinated by butterflies and bumblebees. Also, the foliage can get infested by caterpillars.
Passiflora may also get subjected to cucumber mosaic virus and whiteflies. You can get rid of the pests by certain chemical control and pesticides.
Make sure you sprinkle vinegar diluted water once in two months to prevent leaf spots.