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Passion Flower Krishnakamalam Blue

Original price was: ₹100.00.Current price is: ₹40.00.

Passion Flower Krishnakamalam Blue, scientifically known as Passiflora caerulea ‘Krishnakamalam Blue,’ is a stunning ornamental vine celebrated for its exotic blooms and rich cultural symbolism. This particular cultivar, Krishnakamalam Blue, showcases mesmerizing blue flowers against a backdrop of lush green foliage, creating a captivating visual display that enchants gardeners and observers alike.

Passion Flower Krishnakamalam Blue Description:

  1. Maximum Growth Size – Upto 30 ft in ideal conditions
  2. Plant Type – Outdoor
  3. Watering Periods – once every two days during summer and once a week during winter
  4. Optimal Temperature – 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C)
  5. Flower Colour – Blue
  6. Fertilization – Frequency: Fertilize every 4–7 weeks with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Type: Use a 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 formulation, or an organic fertilizer like compost or fish emulsion. Slow release: Combine a water-soluble fertilizer with a slow-release type. NPK: Use an N-P-K fertilizer high in the last number to encourage more blooms
  7. Other options: Use bone meal, ran meal, dry banana, or onion peel fertilizer to encourage more blooms
  8. Organic: Use organic options like compost, seaweed, banana skins, or comfrey leaves left to soak 

 

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Passion Flower Krishnakamalam Blue, scientifically known as Passiflora caerulea ‘Krishnakamalam Blue,’ is a stunning ornamental vine celebrated for its exotic blooms and rich cultural symbolism. This particular cultivar, Krishnakamalam Blue, showcases mesmerizing blue flowers against a backdrop of lush green foliage, creating a captivating visual display that enchants gardeners and observers alike.

Originating from South America, Passion Flower Krishnakamalam Blue belongs to the Passifloraceae family, which includes over 500 species of passionflowers. Its unique flowers consist of radial filaments, resembling a crown of thorns, surrounding a central stamen, earning it the name “passion flower” due to its association with the crucifixion of Christ. The intricate structure and vivid hues of the blooms make it a favorite choice for gardens, arboretums, and botanical enthusiasts seeking to add a touch of exotic beauty to their landscapes.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the Passion Flower Krishnakamalam Blue holds cultural significance in various traditions and folklore. In Hindu mythology, the flower is associated with Lord Krishna, symbolizing his love, devotion, and transcendental beauty. It is often used in religious ceremonies and festivals, adorning temples and altars as a sacred offering.

From a horticultural perspective, Passion Flower Krishnakamalam Blue is relatively easy to cultivate, thriving in warm, sunny climates with well-drained soil. It is a vigorous vine that can quickly cover trellises, fences, and arbors, adding vertical interest to garden spaces. Regular pruning helps maintain its growth and encourages prolific flowering throughout the growing season.

In addition to its ornamental value, Passion Flower Krishnakamalam Blue attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies, contributing to the biodiversity of its habitat. Its fruits, though not as commonly cultivated as those of other passionflower species, are edible and may be enjoyed fresh or used in culinary applications.

Overall, Passion Flower Krishnakamalam Blue embodies a harmonious blend of botanical beauty, cultural symbolism, and ecological significance, making it a cherished addition to gardens and landscapes around the world. Whether admired for its striking appearance or revered for its spiritual connotations, this enchanting vine continues to captivate hearts and minds wherever it grows.

Ideal Conditions

The Passion Flower Krishnakamalam Blue, also known as Passiflora incense or Passiflora ‘Krishnakamalam’, thrives in specific conditions:

  1. Climate: Passion flowers generally prefer warm, tropical or subtropical climates. They can tolerate some cooler temperatures, but they may not flower as prolifically in colder regions.
  2. Sunlight: They require full sun to partial shade. Aim for at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day for optimal growth and flowering.
  3. Soil: Well-draining soil is essential to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. A slightly acidic to neutral pH soil (around 6.0 to 7.0) is ideal.
  4. Support: Passion flowers are climbers and will appreciate a trellis, fence, or other support structure to climb on. Make sure the support is sturdy enough to bear the weight of the vine.
  5. Pruning: Regular pruning helps control the size and shape of the plant and promotes flowering. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins.
  6. Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids, spider mites, and caterpillars, as well as diseases like powdery mildew. Treat any issues promptly to prevent them from spreading.
  7. Protection from Frost: If you live in a region with frost, consider growing Passion Flower Krishnakamalam Blue in containers so you can bring them indoors during the colder months or provide frost protection with blankets or garden fabric

Watering Periods

Passion flowers prefer consistent moisture, but they don’t like soggy conditions. Water deeply when the soil feels dry to the touch, but allow the top inch or so to dry out between waterings.

Fertilization

Use a balanced fertilizer formulated for flowering plants during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to excessive foliage growth at the expense of flowers.

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Original price was: ₹100.00.Current price is: ₹40.00.

Availability: 16 in stock