It will not grow and bear fruits when placed in fully shaded areas. As well, keep the surrounding area free of weeds and competing plants, including grass. Annual passion flower vine pruning will promote thicker stems, more flowers and bountiful fruit. Grasp the fruit in one hand, and use a very sharp knife to cut... 3. The main vine grows along the support structure you provide for it, and it sends out lateral shoots that bear fruit. Take a passion fruit stem cutting for the plant. This is a process that requires patience and practice. Rooting hormone is likely not necessary as passionflower easily roots from cuttings. Strip off the bottom-most leaves and tendrils and then dip the stem ends in rooting hormone. Just always cut at a 45-degree angle and right below a new node on the branch. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. Roll the cut end of the stems in powdered rooting hormone, and plant the stems in the container. Passion flower is consumed by drying and crushing the petals to make a tea you can drink.