The origin of the Solanum is Paraguay and belongs to the family Solanaceae. The Dutch name is nightshade. This also includes the potato and tomato. However, the solanum is poisonous and inedible.
The profusely flowering Solanum Rantonetti with its white flowers with a yellow eye blooms well into autumn.
The other variety is the solanum jasminoides. A variant with white flowers that blooms just as abundantly and for a long time. The flowers smell like jasmine and have typical star-shaped flowers.
Where do you put the Solanum?
The Solanum is a strong tub plant that can withstand our climate. It likes a lot of light and therefore a nice sunny spot on a terrace or balcony.
Water the Solanum regularly. Make sure the soil remains slightly moist. During flowering, you water it almost daily.
Administer liquid plant food once every 14 days. Do not let the root ball dry out. This will cause the plant to lose its flowers. Remove the faded flowers, this can easily be done by shaking the plant briefly. To maintain the shape of the plant, you can trim it. With proper care, the Solanum will flower continuously all summer long!