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12/05/2013 at 13:47

Hi, I have been growing passion fruit plants for a few months and they have reached about 4ft in height. I had about 4 of them so decided to plant two outside. However, after about a week the leaves started to turn white and they both died!

I do want to put the others outside but I dont want the same to happen to them too. Is it because they need more heat? Maybe they dont like being replanted? 

Thanks for the help! 

12/05/2013 at 13:48

Its too cold at night for young plants.

12/05/2013 at 14:13

Thought that might be the case. Considering that I live in North West England, when do you think it would be okay to put them outside + should I be giving it a citrus fertilizer now or later?

12/05/2013 at 16:47

Indeed, far too cold for such tender things as passion fruit plants.  Ideally you want them in a pot where they can come back into a cool greenhouse or at least a sheltered position come autumn - they are very tender, even the hardier types. I don't know why passion fruits would need citrus fertiliser, I have always used seaweed based fertilizer and it worked, well, but others may know more about that. 

12/05/2013 at 19:38

Weather forecast for the North is possible snow next week,keep plants tucked up warmly!.

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