How to grow Solanum elaeagnifolium

Solanum elaeagnifolium growing herbaceous rhizome of the genus Solanum also known as Silverleaf nightshade, Solanum elaeagnifolium 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 10b+ as perennial 2+ as annual.

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

Solanum elaeagnifolium flower

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

Fruit not edible, color green to purple-black.

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Requirements for Solanum elaeagnifolium 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?
30-80 cm, 12-32 inches

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 as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

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

Scientific name:

Solanum elaeagnifolium

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