Potato Bush (Solanum Rantonetti)

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Solanum plant is an attractive shrub that grows up to 2 m tall and wide. It is evergreen in warm climates, and its dense growth habit makes it suitable for use as a hedge or screen. You can also grow it as a tree by removing the lower branches.

The blue solanum is one of about 150 species in the genus solanum, which are found mostly in tropical regions of the Americas, and others located in the asia-pacific region. Solanum plant is grown outdoors in warm climates. In areas with cool winter, grow it as a potted plant that can be brought indoors when frost threatens. In cool areas an abundance of small, flowers bloom in summer and fall. In frost-free areas, it blooms year round. The flowers are followed by bright red berries.

Light Requirements:
Full sun

Water Requirements:
Water regularly

Frost Resistance:
Frost tender

Feeding:
A higher need for potassium is required for Solanum, so a fertilizer mix of 3:1:6 would be sufficient.

Free State Stockists

Alma Kwekery – Welkom
Bruwer Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Greenside Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Harrismith Kwekery – Harrismith
Plants@Preller – Bloemfontein
Platberg Nursery – Harrismith
Pretty Garden Tuinsentrum – Bloemfontein
Urth Garden Centre – Bloemfontein

Gauteng Stockists

4 Seasons Nursery – Heidelberg
Colourful Splendour – Craighall Park
Garden Pavilion – Brandmullers
Garden Pavilion – Eckards
Garden Pavilion – Sunkist
Garden World – Krugersdorp
Hecker Nursery – Boksburg
Lifestyle Home Garden – Randburg
Montrose Nursery – Morningside
Nicolas Plants – Northriding
Plant Paradise Garden Centre – Pretoria
Plant Ranch – Centurion
Plant Ranch – Germiston
Schaffler’s Nursery – Johannesburg

Limpopo Stockists

Garden Pavilion – Sterkloop
Greener Tidings – Polokwane
Hardekoolskroon Kwekery – Phalaborwa

Mpumalanga Stockists

Fever Tree Nursery – Nelspruit
Garden Pavilion – Montana
Garden Pavilion – White River
Imbali Garden Centre – Lydenburg
Ninfa Tuinsentrum – Middelburg

North West Stockists

Clarks Tuinsentrum – Lichtenburg
Garden Pavilion – Geelhout
Garden Pavilion – Potchefstroom
Sittig’s Nursery – Hartebeespoort

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