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Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa

Belonging to the Passiflora (Passionflower) genus, lilikoi has a botanical name of Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Royal yellow. lilikoi is categorised as a species of edible flower / fruit. Normally grows with a vinelike habit.

lilikoi needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

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How to grow lilikoi

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Sun

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun. Keep in mind when planting that lilikoi is thought of as tender, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors.

See our list of companion Plants for lilikoi to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing lilikoi from seed

Transplanting lilikoi

As lilikoi is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting lilikoi

Harvest when the fruit falls from the vine. Best eaten when it starts getting some wrinkles.

Common lilikoi problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect lilikoi plants:

lilikoi Etymology

The latin ‘edulis’ means “edible”.1

Other names for lilikoi

lilikoi care instructions

How long does lilikoi take to grow?

These estimates for how long lilikoi takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!


Popular varieties of lilikoi

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