A look at how to keep your plants happy and avoid pests & diseases.
Often, but not always, beneficial to Passiflora.
Alarming looking but non-fatal black foliage damage that some Passiflora are
Both a major predator in caterpillar form and a possible pollinator as adults.
Greenfly & Blackfly
Minor biting damage but can introduce viruses.
Usually Tortrix moth caterpillars, only a threat to small plants.
Sap suckers which can greatly weaken plants.
Slugs & snails
A big problem for some of us -they can strip and kill a small plant overnight.
Very hard to spot and very difficult to get rid of in greenhouses.
A real nuisance especially for commercial growers.
Bugs and pests always seem to come hand in hand with gardens, that is why it's important to have termite control, to make sure these creatures don't attack your home.