Common name: Sweet calabash, Conch apple, Wild purple passionfruit, Sweet cup
Origin: Central America, Caribbean
Height at maturity: 4 to 5 meters
Hardiness: 1°C to protect or to return in winter
Plant type: climbing plant
Vegetation: perennial but not very hardy
Flower color: white, red, purple
Type of soil: rich in humus and draining
Watering: copiously in summer, once every 10 days in winter
Use: pergola, trellis, porch, indoor, pot
Diseases and pests: spider mites, caterpillars, nematodes
Toxicity: not determined
Storage of seeds: 1 year in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
A vigorous climbing plant, this passionflower produces surprising flowers with a diameter of 7 to 8 centimeters in diameter with purple, red and white petals.
Passion flower maliformis produces sweet and aromatic edible fruits 4 centimeters long.
This plant can be grown indoors behind a window or in a sunny veranda. It will also find its place in summer on terraces and balconies. It can withstand a temperature of 1°C but if you do not live in a region with a mild climate, it is advisable to grow it in a container so that you can bring it into a greenhouse or veranda during the winter period.