How to grow Solanum crispum

Solanum crispum grow and care – herbaceous rhizome of the genus Solanum also known as Chilean potato tree, Solanum crispum perennial evergreen or cold deciduous also can grow as annual used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in tropics, desert, subtropics, temperate or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+ as perennial 2+ as annual.

Leaves color green grayish in linear and can be with sinuate margin.

Solanum crispum flower

Flower color purple, pink or white with five petals flowers mostly grow in clusters.

Fruit not edible, color green to purple-black.

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How to grow Solanum crispum growing and care:

Warm weather

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive, poisonous

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design and control

Size of the plant?
1-5m, 3-15 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

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

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer to autumn

General information about the flower
Purple, pink or white flowers with five petals flowers mostly grow in clusters

Scientific name:

Solanum crispum

How to grow Solanum crispum

Solanum crispum


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Gray leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of 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