PASSIFLORA FOETIDA RED & GREEN CARNIVOROUS PASSIONFRUIT FRUIT $3.50

AN INSECT KILLER IN A FUZZY AND CUTE SUIT! CARNIVOROUS PASSIONFRUIT! NO, I AM NOT KIDDING! FANTASTIC FLOWERS – THEN COMES THE FUZZY BALLS – THEN THE FUZZY BALLS OPEN AND SHOW THE DELICIOUS PASSIONFRUIT INSIDE! THIS IS CARNIVOROUS – CAPTURES INSECTS AND DISSOLVES THEM! YOU WILL GET SEEDS FOR BOTH THE GREEN AND THE RED VARIETIES.

Ever heard of carnivorous plants? Get ready for a botanical surprise: introducing Carnivorous Passionfruit—Passiflora foetida var. foetida! This remarkable plant not only adds an intriguing touch to your garden but also helps keep pesky midges and flies in check.

Also known as Love in the Mist, this passionfruit variety boasts white and pink/purple flowers and shares lineage with the Giant Granadilla Passionfruit. And yes, it’s carnivorous!

Its fruits, either yellow or red with black seeds, are not only delicious but also have little pulp. The inner leaves, adorned with tiny hairs, serve as traps for unsuspecting insects. Scientists are still deciphering whether the plant consumes or merely captures these insects, but they are certainly dissolved either way. Surrounded by a halo of feathery leaves, the flowers eventually give way to the formation of passionfruit nestled within the fluffy foliage—a sight both captivating and enchanting for both adults and children alike.

Despite its insect-eating prowess, Carnivorous Passionfruit doesn’t attract insects; rather, it has evolved this mechanism to protect its fruit from potential harm. Ingeniously, it likely also benefits from the nutrient-rich result of its insect captures—talk about efficiency! Plant it near your entrances, whether back or front doors, or above the chicken coop, and watch it work its magic in keeping those bothersome flies at bay.

With the ability to produce fruit without the need for both male and female plants, you only need one Carnivorous Passionfruit plant to enjoy its unique benefits.

SEEDS ARE MEDIUM SIZED, THEY LOOK LIKE A SMALL BEETLE, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in moist, well-draining soil.

It is necessary to supply a trellis or alternate structure as support for the plant.

Sow
Soak in room temperature water for 8 hours before sowing.

Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring, planting seeds at a depth of 8mm.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
21-84 days at 20-30°C

Maturity
595-730 days

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