How to grow Potato plant

Potato plant grow and care – herbaceous geophyte of the genus Solanum, Potato plant is perennial plant evergreen to deciduous plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 2+

Flower color is purple with yellow stamens grow in cluster.

Potato plant tubers

Tubers color can be: yellow, white, blue, purple and more, the peel mostly in the same color with darker brownish color tone, size can be from 1 to 20 cm.

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How to grow Potato plant growing and care:

Mulch, rich soil, well-drained soil, airy soil, slightly acid soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary or use vegetative reproduction in Potato plant?
Yes, but today private grower prefers to use seeds to get new verities

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Attract a lot of pests

Planting season:
Frost free autumn, winter, cold climate spring

Pests and diseases:
Phytophthora infestans, Potato plant leafroll virus, Potato plant beetle

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
No need to prune

Size of the plant?
40-60 cm, 16-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Purple flower with yellow stamens grow in cluster

Pollination is done by:

Edible Roots

Information about Potato plant tuber:
Tubers color can be: yellow, white, blue, purple and more, the peel mostly in the same color with darker brownish color tone, size can be from 1 to 20 cm

When to pull up Potato plant’s tuber:
Autumn / Winter

Uses of Potato plant tuber:
Cooked, baked and more

Scientific name:

Solanum tuberosum

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Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Roots
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Stuffed or Wrapped
  • Vegetables
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9