Passiflora citrina, Yellow Passion Flower

Passiflora citrina

Yellow Passion Flower
Family: Passifloraceae
Origin: Central America
Vine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This is a beautiful and unusual vine or creeper that is native to Central America. Passiflora citrina (Yellow Passion Flower) is a vine or creeper that grows in USDA Zone 9-11. Its attractive foliage with flame-like yellow stripes adds to the overall beauty of the plant. The small, star-like yellow flowers of the Passiflora citrina bloom throughout the year. It prefers full sun to semi-shade, and requires moderate water. However, it is important to note that its big leaves need more water as compared to other plants.

When grown in pots in chilly regions, Passiflora citrina requires special care. During winter, it should be moved inside to protect it from frost. The pots should be placed near a bright window, where the soil can be kept moist. It should be watered regularly, but the amount of water should be reduced during cold season. Feed the plant with a general-purpose fertilizer at the end of winter or early spring when the temperature starts to rise.

Passiflora citrina is considered an excellent ornamental plant. It is extremely attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds and its bright yellow-orange flowers add a splash of color to any garden. So, if you are looking to add a unique touch of vibrancy to your garden, the Passiflora citrina is an ideal choice.

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