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Problem with brown leafs om passion fruit plant

Posted by AnjeC none (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 15, 13 at 15:21

I have a problem with my Passion fruit plant I was hoping someone might be able to help me with.

The plant was grown from seed this year and brought indoors for wintering abouth a month ago. At first I assumed the brown, dead edges of one or two leaves were merely from the stress of being moved into a more dark and warm place than outside (where it was getting chilly) but the problem is slowly spreading.

The rest of the leaves look very healthy and green to my eyes but the plant isn't growing. It soakes up water, but doesn't develop new leaves (could be due to little light in winter).

Any advise would be greatly appreciated as I struggled to germinate this one and would like to winter it.


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RE: Problem with brown leafs om passion fruit plant

Hmm, what species is this? It's not P.edulis. And I've never had experience with that particular problem. Looks fungal, particularly the lower spot, which seems to have a radial form of damaged tissue with a darker outline on the spreading zone.


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RE: Problem with brown leafs om passion fruit plant

Hi, your Edulis seedling has some sort of fungus. Be sure to keep the leaves from getting wet, keep it in a cool, dry atmosphere with the brightest light available. Don't over water. Spray with fungicide sparingly.


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RE: Problem with brown leafs om passion fruit plant

Thank you both. Fungus I can try to deal with. It's already standing in a dry spot. Hardly bright, but with winter here it's the best light I can give it.

Don't know what species it is though, as it's grown from a seed from a random passion fruit.


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RE: Problem with brown leafs om passion fruit plant

My update:
Passion fruit plant is growing again after being inactive for most of the winter. Since the brown spots were fungus, I did nothing to it, merely snipped of the damaged leaves as the plant grew, figuring plants tend to outgrow fungus. The plant no longer has brown spots.

A few of the new leaves are more typical with 3 point leaves.


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