I impulsively purchased a passionfruit, thinking that the $15 plant would be a better investment than having to pay over $2 per piece of fruit at the shops. I then remembered that passionfruit is one of those plants that are rather prolific growers, and sometimes considered a weed in some parts of Australia.
I’ve made a trellis that stretched over my sunny wall, and allows this baby to spread its tendrils without it being a permanent structure. This whole thing is easily taken down, and there’s no damage done to your rental.
– 3 pieces of thin PVC
– 2 corner pieces/elbow joints
– Cable ties
– A length of trellis garden wire (the green criss-cross stuff in the picture)
– 2 thin garden stakes (stick into the ground and keep it all upright)
– Plant ties
– A 0passionfruit vine planted in a large 60cm pot, filled 1/3 with gravel and 1/3 compost and 1/3 soil
Simply attach the PVC and the corner parts to create a straight-edged C shape. In the two ends, insert the garden stakes. Stick the stakes into the ground. Use the cable ties to attach the length of trellis to the PVC. You can then spread out your passion vine and attach it to the trellis with the plant ties.