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Help with indoor passiflora (picture attached)

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HackneyMockney Sun 22-Oct-17 10:17:34

Hi,
I wanted a passiflora to frame my window, so set about repotting a plant and installed a system of adjustable shower curtain rods for it to climb on. It was off to an amazing start in no time, lots of new shots and dense foliage.
But I soon noticed that it was shedding the leaves closest to the pot leading to naked stems where there previously had been plenty of leaves.
This was during the summer so I assumed that the plant was reacting to there being more sunlight in that area, and that the leaves would return once autumn came around. But now that the harshest sunlight has passed the problem persists, it seems as if the barren area of the plan is unable to grow new leaves, despite those stems being perfectly able to deliver nutrients to the shoots further up.
I have read other passiflora related threads on this forum, and become more conscientious about adding nutrients to the water as well as pruning the lusher areas of the plant. But this did not improve the barren part of the plant as such.
I would be grateful for any advice that could "even out" my plant again.
I am prepared to do some more pruning, but worried about killing it entirely so would appreciate hearing more about how and where to cut.

deplorabelle Fri 27-Oct-17 11:46:57

Wow that's really clever. I'm afraid I don't know enough to suggest why that's happening or how to improve it. If it were up to me I'd probably just put another plant next to the bare bit to disguise the stems

Qwebec Fri 27-Oct-17 15:33:45

In the winter the levels of light are not strong enough for most plants to grow much. I would wait until the plant starts growing again before pruning.

But, if i were you, I would cafully unravel a frew branches and wrap them aroud the naked parts.

Trethew Sat 28-Oct-17 21:52:45

I think that’s its natural growth habit

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