About Solanum xanthocarpum
Winter hardy to USDA Zone 9-10. In St. Louis it is grown as an annual. In the ground, plants do best in rich, humusy, well-drained loams in full sun with regular moisture. Purchase plants from nurseries in spring or start seeds indoors about 6-8 weeks before last spring frost.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Solanum surattense, Solanum xanthocarpum|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||3.00 to 4.00 feet|
|Flower Colour ||White, yellow, lilac and purple|
|Bloom Time ||July to frost|
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow|
Planting and careWatch for the datura seed pods to turn brown on the plant. They will open, revealing ripe seeds.Although the description of the pods varies slightly among the species, they all have spikes or thorns and turn from green to brown as they mature. Collect the seeds.Scrape or nick the seeds with a knife. This is called scarification. It helps germination by penetrating the protective outer layer of seeds.
Solanum xanthocarpum care
It is a regarded as a weed, commonly growing in barnyards, pastures and beside roads. Opening the seed pods and planting the seeds is similar for all species.
Depending on the species, Datura can be grown as an annual in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 7 and as a perennial in zones 8 through 10.
|Sunlight ||Full sun|
|Soil ||well-drained soil|
|Temperature ||70° F|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Solanum xanthocarpum special feature
Borders, containers. Specimen or group. Place containers near patios so flower fragrance may be enjoyed.
Solanum xanthocarpum uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- It is used in the treatment of skin diseases, fever etc
- It is used for external application and rarely for oral administration
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Solanum xanthocarpum ?
Solanum xanthocarpum is commonly known as Solanum surattense, Solanum xanthocarpum
How tall do Solanum xanthocarpum grow?
On average Solanum xanthocarpum grows 3.00 to 4.00 feet
What color are Solanum xanthocarpum ?
A Solanum xanthocarpum plant bears flowers of color White, yellow, lilac and purple
When Solanum xanthocarpum blooms?
With enough light, Solanum xanthocarpum may produce White, yellow, lilac and purple flowers in July to frost
How hard is Solanum xanthocarpum to grow?
A Solanum xanthocarpum is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Solanum xanthocarpum need?
A Solanum xanthocarpum prefers Full sun
How much water does a Solanum xanthocarpum need?
A Solanum xanthocarpum prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Solanum xanthocarpum need?
A Solanum xanthocarpum prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Solanum xanthocarpum like?
A Solanum xanthocarpum prefers 70° F
How often should I fertilize my Solanum xanthocarpum ?
To encourage Solanum xanthocarpum growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Thursday, 19 December 2019
Pot seems to be really small. DO I have to shift the plan to the bigger pot as it starts growing in a few months?
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