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passiflora with the smallest leaves

Posted by atheris_squamigera (My Page) on
Thu, May 10, 07 at 15:57

Hi, does anyone know where I could find a list of all of the varieties of passiflora on the market? Or even better which type has the smallest leaves while still having showy flowers. I am thinking about bonsaiing one. It seems woody enough. The bonsai forum seems to think it can be done, and if you can bonsai jasmine why not passiflora? But bonsai looks best with small leafed plants. And incense(the one I wanted to do) has leaves that are much too large.


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RE: passiflora with the smallest leaves

The only passie I have with small leaves is the P. murucuja. The blooms are surprisingly big for such a small delicate vine. The stems, including the main one are so thin on this variety. I'm not sure how thick the main one would get but it could be an interesting experiment. I'd say the largest leaves are only about 2" across, if that and they aren't lobed.
Karyn


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RE: passiflora with the smallest leaves typo

I meant to say that the leaves aren't multi lobed. They are kind of fan shaped.
Karyn


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RE: passiflora with the smallest leaves

I'm not at all certain you could bonsai any type of passiflora. The stems don't get woody until the plant is quite mature, and they only flower on new growth, so continually trimming them back would be counter-productive if you want flowers.


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