I wanted to share updates from my garden, but it doesn’t look like anything will grow this month. I planted some bulbs, which were almost all taken out by magpies. Well, I know I need to buy potted flowers and replant them instead of bulbs for next year. Instead I’m going to share how the indoor passiflora is doing. I have a large passiflora outside, you can see it in the first picture of this post. It was grown from seed. In the last years a few passifloras grew from its seeds, scattered in the garden. I planted two in the raised beds in the garden, but it would have been too much, so I’ve decided to put one in a pot, inside.
Here is my potted passiflora. It is quite big considering that it doesn’t have a lot of room for its roots. We thought a lot on what we should let it grow on, so, by chance I came up with this fun solution: a stainless steel oil lid. It can be put in the pot and the water and soil will not damage it, which is great. Also, because it is in a round shape, it means the passiflora looks more like a leaves bouquet. I think trellis are great outside, but even a small one would have been a bit too much indoors.
I planted it in the pot last Autumn and kept it only indoors. I moved it to take the pictures, but it is on the window sill. It is growing lovely and it has kept its leaves, unlike the one outdoors, which has only a few leaves left. It will grow in the Spring and Summer, as it did each year. I am very curious how the one indoor will develop when it will have more sunlight.
Have you ever tried to grow an outdoor plant indoor?