Passiflora serratifolia Seeds

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Passiflora serratifolia Seeds

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Passiflora serratifolia is a vigorous climbing perennial plant, attaching itself to the surrounding vegetation by means of tendrils. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as food. It is sometimes grown as ornamental.

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Passiflora serratifolia Seeds

Price for Package of 5 seeds.

Passiflora serratifolia is a vigorous climbing perennial plant, attaching itself to the surrounding vegetation by means of tendrils. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as food. It is sometimes grown as ornamental.

Passiflora species generally grow best in a sheltered, sunny position or in dappled shade. Most species are found in the wild in moist but well-drained soils, generally of a lighter texture, and will often flower and fruit more heavily if the soil fertility is low. They often develop deep roots and can be moderately tolerant of dry spells. Most Passiflora species prefer neutral to slightly alkaline soil, growing best where the pH is around 6. 5 - 7.5.

The pulp surrounding the seeds is eaten. The green to yellow, ovoid or subglobose fruits are 50 - 90mm long and 35 - 50mm in diameter.

The leaves and roots of some, if not all, members of this genus contain a substance called 'passiflorina' which has similarities to morphine and is an effective tranquilizer. We have no specific information for this species but many species are used in herbal infusions to calm the nerves and help bring about restful sleep.
The leaves of many species are also considered to be anthelmintic, antihysteric, and diaphoretic. They are used in Brazil to combat intermittent fevers, cutaneous inflammations, and erysipelas.

Propagation
break down the seed coat and speed up germination. Stored seed should be soaked for 24 hours in warm water and germination time can be reduced if the seed is then mixed with the juice of fresh passion fruit (of any species). Even so, it can take 12 months for the stored seeds to germinate. Place the seed tray in a shady position, maintaining a temperature around 19 - 24°c. Prick the seedlings out into individual containers as soon as they are large enough to handle and plant out when large enough.

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