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About Solandra nitida

Solandra is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family, Solanaceae. It is named after the Swedish naturalist Daniel C. Solander.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Honeysuckle
Maximum Reachable Height 5.00 to 8.00 feet
Flower Colour Creamy white
Bloom Time May to June
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

Apply a layer of compost around the base of the plant each spring, followed by a 2-inch layer of mulch to retain moisture and control weeds. Water plants during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Prune shrubs and vines after flowering. Aggressive varieties can be pruned back to the ground in late winter to control growth.

Solandra nitida care

Plant in spring or fall. Space plants 5 to 15 feet apart, depending on the expected mature size of the plant. Dig a hole only as deep as the root ball and 2 to 3 times as wide. If your soil is in very poor condition, amend the soil you ve removed from the hole with a small amount of compost. Otherwise don t amend it at all.
Carefully remove the plant from the container and set it in the hole. Fill the hole half full with soil, then water it well to settle the soil and eliminate air pockets. Let the water drain, then fill the remainder of hole with soil and water thoroughly.

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 120 degrees f
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Solandra nitida special feature

Borders. Hedge. Woodland gardens. Slopes or banks.

Solandra nitida uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Asthma weed has traditionally been used in Asia to treat bronchitic asthma and laryngeal spasm, though in modern herbalism it is more used in the treatment of intestinal amoebic dysentery
  • It should not be used without expert guidance, however, since large doses cause gastro-intestinal irritation, nausea and vomiting

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Solandra nitida ?

Solandra nitida is commonly known as Honeysuckle

How tall do Solandra nitida grow?

On average Solandra nitida grows 5.00 to 8.00 feet

What color are Solandra nitida ?

A Solandra nitida plant bears flowers of color Creamy white

When Solandra nitida blooms?

With enough light, Solandra nitida may produce Creamy white flowers in May to June

How hard is Solandra nitida to grow?

A Solandra nitida is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Solandra nitida need?

A Solandra nitida prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade

How much water does a Solandra nitida need?

A Solandra nitida prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Solandra nitida need?

A Solandra nitida prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Solandra nitida like?

A Solandra nitida prefers 120 degrees f

How often should I fertilize my Solandra nitida ?

To encourage Solandra nitida growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


Monday, 09 December 2019

Got the plant in excellent shape. Looks great!

Sridevi Venkatramana

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