Branches are covered with minute stellate hairs. Leaves are 5-15 by 2.5-7.5 cm ovate in outline, acute, clothed with simple hairsCommon name:
Indian Nightshade, Asian nightshade, Poison berryColor:
Early fall, Late summer, Late spring, Mid summer.Height:
0.3-1.5 m Difficulty level:
easy to growPlanting & Care
Potting soil used for palm plants should be well draining, and any container used for the plant should have ample drainage holes in the bottom. Soil should be moist at all times during the growing season, although it is essential to avoid over-saturation, which can lead to root rot. Sunlight:
Full Sun to Partial ShadeSoil:
dry to mediumTemprature:
Apply any organic fertilizerCare:
- Seeds may also be placed in hot water and soaked overnight.
- Place seeds in a moist soil medium, cover with a light sprinkle of soil and place in a warm, bright location.
- Seeds generally take about a week to germinate, according to Guide to Houseplants.
- Allow the plant soil to dry out a little more in the winter than in the summer.
- A daily mist of water helps to keep humidity levels high.
- If frond tips become brown, the humidity is too low.
- A light fertilizer application from late winter through early fall helps fan palm plants remain vital.
Flowers are borne in racemose extra axillary cymes, purple colored, clothed with darker purple colored hairs. Fruit is a berry 8 mm diameter, spherical, dark yellow, when ripe. Seeds minutely pitted.UseNote:
No serious insect or disease problems.