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How to Grow Ornamental Eggplant

Solanum Germination Information

Solanum is the botanical name for Ornamental Eggplant
Solanum Seed Germination How to Sow Solanum:
  • Sow indoors, 8-10 weeks before last frost, at alternating temperatures of 68 and 86°
  • Seeds will germinate in 10-15 days

How to Grow Solanum:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space 2-3 feet apart in full sun and a slightly acidic to neutral, rich, well-drained soil

Additional Care: Very tolerant of exposure, heat, and humidity, but plants need a long growing season.

Appearance and Use:

Grown primarily for its fruit that is both edible and highly ornamental. The vigorous, bushy plants grow 12-36 inches tall and have 9 inch long, lobed leaves. The 11/2 inch, lavender flowers are not showy, but are followed by a variety of showy fruits. The white- and yellow-fruited types are mostly grown for ornamental purposes, while the purple-fruited types are more tasty for eating

About Solanum:
Pronunciation:  so-la’num mel-on-je’nå
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Solanaceae; native to Africa and Asia
Common Name: Ornamental Eggplant