Planting trailing vines that produce showy flowers and refreshing fruits is a wise way of decorating a spacious indoor or outdoor space. So, here's another interesting plant to add to your tropical garden.
Passiflora edulis, popularly known as the Passion Fruit, is a tendril-bearing vine growing up to 49 feet (15 m) long. It's native to Brazil, Paraguay, and Northeastern Argentina and can grow in tropical and subtropical places worldwide. The plant grows as a short-lived perennial with an average lifespan of 5 to 7 years.
One interesting feature of the Passiflora edulis is its flower. The astounding beauty of its blooms is indeed worthy of the name "passion." Each flower has a size of 2.5 to 3 inches (6.3 to 7.5 cm) and has a dominant white color with purple-based filaments and a fragrant smell. These showy flowers are very attractive to pollinators but last only a day.
The plant produces ovoid-shaped fruits that contain plenty of tiny seeds coated by an orange pulp. Passion fruits are used in food products such as beverages, jellies, cakes, pastries, and salads.