mosaic virus on Passiflora Caerulea
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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