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Solanum hispidum

Devil's fig

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Solanum hispidum (Devil's fig). This species is a stout shrub growing up to 3m which has grey bark with fierce spines. The leaves are deeply pinnately lobed and dark green growing to 30cm. The white flowers are borne in corymbs which are followed by brown tinged yellow fruits.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Deciduous, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Shrub

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and ornamental fruits. Flowers most seasons. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • Soil pH4.5 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

These warm-climate plants are demanding as they require full sun and rich, well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite, whitefly and aphids may cause problems.

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