Stephanotis & Passiflora Questions
Okay, I said I would NOT buy more plants..actually, I replaced, not exactly purchased, two beauiful plants. :)
Two 'replaced' plants:
Both are large, well-rooted specimens.
I purchased the same plants, same nursery some time ago, but they died.
Anyone grow either or both plants in containers? If someone does, please explain care.
Because of ants, I fear summering these plants outdoors, even though I know they'd do well in fresh, humid air and proper light.
The problem with the first two, 'dead,' I think was my front plant room.
It's HOT! I keep windows opened, but on sunny days, room temp is in the high 90's to 100F.
Quite cold in winter.
Leaves were dry. I scraped bark from both plants..brown and brittle. Stems broke easily when snapped.
So, I, ahem, replaced both plants. They arrived 7/10.
Stephantotis is rather difficult, but my old, green Steph was around 20 or so years. I tossed it along with Hoyas w/mealy.
P. trifoliata differs from other Passionvines. I've grown PV in the past, which grew like a weed. (not the type smoked.) ")
I Googled, but there was very little info on trifoliata. I then read Passionvines, in general. But, info was pretty basic..
Yesterday, I potted both plants in tree containers. I forget which, but one of the two needed semi-acidic soil.
So, I made two soil/medium batches, then repotted in tree containers.
BTW, this particular passionvine dotes on water. If soil dries the least bit, foliage wilts, yellows and falls off ASAP.
I'd appreciate info..Thanks, Toni