The Corkystem Passion Flower is a native vine with lobed leaves and small, light green flowers. It has edible, blueberry-like fruits and it is a host plant for a variety of butterflies. It occurs in the southern United States and Tropical America. It is grown as an ornamental plant, as a vine and as a groundcover and it is also grown as a host plant for butterflies. It is a perennial climbing plant producing stems that can become more or less woody; the stems can be up to 6 meters long, scrambling over the ground and climbing into the surrounding vegetation, where they attach themselves by means of tendrils. The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is a perennial vine in zones 8-9, evergreen in zones 10-11, annual in colder zones.
1. Soak the seed in water for several hours.
2. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet.
3. Put the seeds on the soil. Do not cover the seeds with soil.
4. Water the seeds.
5. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade.
6. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.