Caring for passion flower over winter

Credit: W. Robrecht, via Wiki Commons

Q: My mum saved a passion flower vine from her friend’s garden and gave it to me. There are two. One had roots and she put it in a small indoor pot. The other had no roots but we put it in a glass of water and it is now developing roots. How do I care for them over the winter? Should I plant them outside or is it best to keep them indoors in a pot until the spring as I don’t have a greenhouse.

Your vine will be much safer indoors planted in STERILE potting soil of a light consistency and placed in a bright window. Don’t over-water—wait until the top inch of soil is dry. It’s borderline hardy in south-coastal B.C., and therefore NOT hardy in a pot, especially when so young.