Passiflora membranacea © Eric Hunt

Passiflora membranacea © Strange Wonderful Things used with permission

Passiflora membranacea

Decaloba/ Hahniopathanthus
Mexico 1841
Min -2°C 27°F Max 30° C 85°F
Apr-Aug

Passiflora membranacea. A massive spectacular & rare plant, it does not need much humidity. It flowers in late spring through to mid summer and likes the sun. It will stop both growing and flowering if too hot. It can only withstand the lightest of frosts. I have grown it in UK but lost it over winter. While it can be a difficult plant, once established, like many other Passiflora, it will shoot up trees and can choke them.

Passiflora membranacea variegated © Strange Wonderful Things

Passiflora membranacea variegated form © Strange Wonderful Things used with permission

Some clones like the one above from Guatemala  show variegation on the leaves. Particular thanks to Greg Cunningham, Dave Hermeyer, Eric Hunt, Kelly MacDonald & Strange Wonderful Things for permission to use their pictures of this fabulous plant. I think all pictures taken at Strybing Arboretum.