Solanum Macranthum


Solanum Macranthum

$4.45 / packet

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This rare and truly impressive large shrub or tree grows up to 20 ft. high, with very large, violet "potato-like" flowers up to 3 in. diam. Truly an exotic and impressive tropical specimen, this "Giant Potato Tree" is a large bushy shrub that can grow into a medium-height tree, and be beautifully adorned with stunning flowers all year round! It is a rare treat indeed to see purple blossoms on a tree! And more amazing is that its gorgeous blossoms come in three wonderful shades, changing successively from deep purple to lavender to white. Hence, you can enjoy all the fabulous colours on the tree at the same time, similar to the colourful flowering sequence of Brunfelsia pauciflora, another member of the same family. Very few seeds collected.

Sowing Advice

These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered thinly with sand or grit and kept moist. Keep at between 20-25 degrees C. Seeds sometimes germinate within 4 to 6 weeks although some may take very much longer so please be patient. Plant out in the open ground in warmer countries or in a large container elsewhere.

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Key Facts


Common name:giant star potato tree. Chilean potato tree


Packet Content:6 (Approx)

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