A look at how to keep your plants happy and avoid pests & diseases.
Often, but not always, beneficial to Passiflora.
Alarming looking but non-fatal black foliage damage that some Passiflora are
Both a major predator in caterpillar form and a possible pollinator as adults.
Greenfly & Blackfly
Minor biting damage but can introduce viruses.
Usually Tortrix moth caterpillars, only a threat to small plants.
Sap suckers which can greatly weaken plants.
Slugs & snails
A big problem for some of us -they can strip and kill a small plant overnight.
Very hard to spot and very difficult to get rid of in greenhouses.
A real nuisance especially for commercial growers.