Physalis alkekengi growing 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.
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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
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
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
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Small White flowers grow in clusters
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Physalis alkekengi fruits?
Eat raw, juice, jams
Work requirements on the fruit:
How long does it take to bear fruit?