Passiflora incarnata is the scientific name for the Krishna kamal plant. Purple Passionflower is a perennial climbing vine with stunning white blooms and purple, pink, or blue-colored crowns that grows quickly. Five sepals with blue filaments surround the five yellow-green stamens and purple stigmas in the blooms, which have a very complicated structure.
Krishna Kamal Flower Has a Religious Meaning
Both Christianity and Hinduism place a high value on Krishna Kamal. The passionflower is a Christian symbol for Christ's agony during his crucifixion, as the corona of the flower resembles Christ's crown of thorns. In Hinduism, however, each portion of the flower represents something.
How to Grow Krishna Kamal (Krishna Kamal)
These flowers have become naturalised in India, despite the fact that the plant is originally to Southeast America. Usually, these tendril-bearing vines are grown for their beautiful cut flowers. They're a popular plant to grow in both gardens and balconies. If you're wondering how to grow Krishna kamal at home, don't worry; we've compiled a list of everything you'll need!
The blooms are adapted to a subtropical environment. They are commonly grown in India and require temperatures ranging from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius to thrive.
Well-draining, sandy soil is ideal for growing these plants. Mulching them with a dense layer of organic compost can do wonders for their growth!
When watering the plants, make sure to water them thoroughly. When growing in pots, pour until it starts to run out of the base of your container.
It's ideal to fertilise Krishna Kamal once every 6-7 weeks with a balanced, all-purpose fertiliser. You can also use cow dung manure as an alternative (Gobar ki Khaad).