steelviperJanuary 2, 2007

Got a question. Is it ok to alternate temperatures when germinating passion flower seeds? i use a heat pad,and keep day time temps at about 85F. then i turn the heat pad off at night ,and keep the room at about 70F at night. Would that hurt germination?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

I actually did that last year with a bunch of passies. Due to lack of space, I had passies germinating in the same little greenhouse unit with some bananas. Bananas you are supposed to alternate temps. It worked great for the passies too I discovered, and I always do them that way now :) Just watch the soil surface for mold (like if it was staying too cold and wet, but 70 doesnt seem all that cold to me) I also had a grow light on these as well during germination, so it may have got a little heat from above too. Let us know how it goes for you.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2007 at 11:56AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

Hey whadda ya know:
I ran across this article tonight so I had to repost lol. It seems that J. Vanderplank recommends sandpapering seeds lightly, soaking them, and then cycling temps ( between 68F and 86F)for faster germination! Here's the article (scroll down a little to read about seed sowing.

Here is a link that might be useful: Passiflora germination

    Bookmark   January 3, 2007 at 9:01PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Great!!! thanks for the link and your insight. Yes, i guess its kind of like banana seeds. I got a few nana seeds poking out right now. thanks again.

    Bookmark   January 4, 2007 at 12:18AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Passionflower never bloomed in 3-4yrs
I was given a Passiflora vine about 4yrs. ago. I am...
Passion Fruit Vine?
I bought this plant looking to add it to my butterfly...
Passiflora 'Preciosa'
Fruit finally ripened- will check for seeds in a few...
Passiflora Manta
I have a new little Passiflora Manta, and it had only...
Lavender Lady Bloom in January
Its a bit beaten up due to weather...
Sponsored Products
Fusion Large Outdoor Wall Mount
$226.60 | Bellacor
LED Steplights Matte White One Light Wall Mount
$170.00 | Bellacor
Under Floor Warming: WarmlyYours Flooring 48 ft. x 36 in. 240-Volt TempZone
Home Depot
Sango 40-piece Nova Brown Stoneware Dinnerware Set
Under Floor Warming: WarmlyYours Flooring 36 ft. x 18 in. 240-Volt TempZone
Home Depot
Chelsea Home Denver Chaise - Tempe Chestnut / Tempe Walnut - 15525
Black & Decker F210 SmarTemp Steam Iron - 050875532755
$21.99 | Hayneedle
Kohler Kelston Rite-Temp Pressure-balancing Bath and Shower Faucet Trim
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™