The botanical name for this plant is generally accepted as Lycianthes rantonnetii. It is also known as Solanum rantonetii, Widely known by the common name of blue potato bush is a woody evergreen shrub that grows to approximately a meter tall with a lax. The attractive shallowly trumpet-shaped fragrant golden-centered blue-violet blooms give way to showy red berries, also is poisonous, and therefore inedible.
Planting & Care
SunLight: Solanum Rantonetti is a sun-loving tropical plant. It requires more than 6 hours of continuous direct sunlight, morning sun is preferred.
Soil: Needed well-drained sandy soil enriched with lots of organic material.
Watering: Too much watering or lots of rain results in lush foliage with few or no flowers. Allow the soil to dry out between watering sessions.
Fertilizer: Feed during spring and late summer (preferably after a good pruning) using potassium-rich fertilizer.
Temperature: Hates cool weather and won't grow well in below 40°F
Pruning: It should be pruned regularly to maintain a pleasing shape. Prune after each of its flower flushes to tidy the plant and encourage more blooms