Physalis alkekengi grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Physalis also known as Chinese lantern, Physalis alkekengi perennial evergreen plant or annual also used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10.
Leaves color is green, shape of rhomboid with serrated edges with slightly hairy texture.
Flower color white, the flowers grow in clusters.
Physalis alkekengi flower
Fruit cover with capsule in orange color, small fruit the color orang, the taste reminiscent of sweet tomato, the fruity is ready to pick when the capsule start to become brown.
Physalis alkekengi for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy How to grow Physalis alkekengi growing and care:
Rich soil, mulch
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No, but it easy Difficulties or problems when growing: Aggressive, can be invasive Spring, summer Planting season: Aphids Pests and diseases: Pruning season: Winter How to prune: Dead branches Size of the plant? 30-80 cm, 12-32 inches Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing / Medium growing Average amount of water / Big amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes Blooming information Spring / Summer Bloom season: General information about the flower Small White flowers grow in clusters Pollination is done by: Bees Edible fruits Fruit harvest season: Summer / Autumn Fruits pests or diseases: Aphids, birds What can be done with big quantities of Physalis alkekengi fruits? Eat raw, juice, jams Work requirements on the fruit: Nothing special 6-9 month How long does it take to bear fruit? Scientific name:
Categories of growing
Spring Planting, Summer planting
Light exposure requirements:
Full sun Plants
Climates that the plant can grow:
Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate
Growing speed of the plant:
Average growing plants, Fast growing plants
Annual plant, Evergreen, Perennial plant, Shrub
Edible plants, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant:
Big amount of water, Regularly water
Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 2, Hardiness zone 3, Hardiness zone 4, Hardiness zone 5, Hardiness zone 6, Hardiness zone 7, Hardiness zone 8, Hardiness zone 9
Ornamental fruit, Ornamental leaves, Ornamental plant
Autumn flowers, Spring flowers, Summer flowers
Autumn Harvest, Summer Harvest
Eaten raw, Ice pop & Ice cream plants, Jams, Salad