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Old 06-15-2014, 07:01 PM
 
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Does any one know if you can re root this plant if you pinch it off at the bend. It is getting to long and I need to trim it back.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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Just to be certain we are talking about the same plant. this is the plant I know as "Purple Passion"




It is easy to propagate

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Gynura propagates easily from stem cuttings. Take 3" stem cuttings with several leaf nodes. Use a rooting hormone for increased success rates with cuttings. Put the cuttings into potting soil and cover to keep the cutting warm and moist. It's a good idea, however, to occasionally remove the cover so the young plant's leaves are allowed to dry out.

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Old 06-18-2014, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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The plant in the photo, has been called 'purple velvet' in my area.
I was thinking the OP was speaking of 'passion flower'...those are purple as well.
Velvet propagates very easily, not sure about Passion Flower.
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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The plant in the photo, has been called 'purple velvet' in my area.
I was thinking the OP was speaking of 'passion flower'...those are purple as well.
Velvet propagates very easily, not sure about Passion Flower.
That is one of the difficulties with the common names. The same name is used for different plants. Another possibility would be Passion fruit. Although they are more in Louisiana and Texas and also called Maypops in some area. (Several plants are called maypos depending on where you live.

But for the benefit of the OP here are a few more plants called Passion Plants or Purple Passion Plant

MAYPOP PURPLE PASSION FLOWER PLANT (PASSIFLORA INCARNATA)





This next one is actually a variety of Spinach an edible ornamental



None of these 2 that I just posted can be started from cuttings.
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I disagree Woodrow. I don't know about the purple spinach stuff, but passion vines most definitely can be propagated by cuttings. The Passion vine is actually reall well adapted for this. Just take a nice cutting, pop it in some potting soil in a small container and you have a 80% chance of survival. Cuttings tend to be more touchy than root stock. But it can be done and it isn't that hard.
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I disagree Woodrow. I don't know about the purple spinach stuff, but passion vines most definitely can be propagated by cuttings. The Passion vine is actually reall well adapted for this. Just take a nice cutting, pop it in some potting soil in a small container and you have a 80% chance of survival. Cuttings tend to be more touchy than root stock. But it can be done and it isn't that hard.
I must not have a green thumb I gave up trying to root cuttings in Louisiana. But than again I was probably the only person in Louisiana that could not grow bamboo. I think I had the only Louisiana yard without Maypops or Bamboo. there was one wild variety of Passion flower up around Shreveport that had small green flowers I always wanted one. Never did have any luck with them either



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Old 06-21-2014, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I have rooted Confederate jasmine, Cat Claw and Passion Vices. Just take your cutting clse from a main vine, just below a "knuckle" if possible. Dip the cut end into some rooting hormone, place in good potting soil, keep moist, not soaked and set the pot in a shady place. When I have done this, I usually do between 6 and eight. With luck, 3 or 4 will make it.
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I have rooted Confederate jasmine, Cat Claw and Passion Vices. Just take your cutting clse from a main vine, just below a "knuckle" if possible. Dip the cut end into some rooting hormone, place in good potting soil, keep moist, not soaked and set the pot in a shady place. When I have done this, I usually do between 6 and eight. With luck, 3 or 4 will make it.
Batting .500 with rooting sounds like a good average. You are ready for the Major leagues.
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:44 PM
 
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Same here, I was given 3 roots of purple passion vine 3 years ago to create a cover on my chain link fence for the pool. Two died, one survived and holy cow, this is the 3rd summer and it is growing everywhere. I pull the roots out of the ones I don't want to grow, stick them in water and give them away to people who want them. The beauty is, is that they are virtually maintenance free. I know alot of people don't like them and think they are invasive but I love it. I even have the pink and Lady Margaret variety....
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Some people have trouble with plants some don't. FOr me, it is always a struggle due to where I live. However, I follow the Hopi Indian motto for plants. This way something will make it.

"Plant one for you, plant one for God and plant one for the bugs."
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