Passion Flower Vine
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mosaic virus on Passiflora Caerulea

Zone London | Lizzwill added on April 7, 2017 | Answered

My passion flower was growing well in a large pot on my patio until I had to cut it back (patio was being re-laid.) New shoots appeared but then it began to sicken, leaves curling and yellowing. I fed it with sulphate of potash and added new compost but all the leaves disappeared and the plant was left over winter. New shoots began to appear but I decided to get rid of the plant incase it had mosaic virus, which I found out they\'re prone to. I\'ve bought a lovely Clematis to replace it and am worried about putting this in the pot with any of the existing compost. It is a very large pot and the thought of having to get rid of the soil is daunting. Does the virus contaminate the soil? Thanks

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 8, 2017

If you are doing a new planting, always start with a cleaned container and new commercial potting soil.
It's the best way to start out the investment of a new plant.
These articles will help you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/passion-flower/passion-flower-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis/growing-clematis-in-pots.htm

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