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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Solanum macranthum - The Giant Star Potato Tree

Scientific name: Solanum macranthum
Synonyms: Solanum wrightii, Solanum crinitum
Common name: Giant Star Potato Tree, Potato Tree, Brazilian Potato Tree, Giant Potato Tree
Family: Solanaceae
Origin: Tropical South America
Category: Small spreading tree
Photo taken at: Rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama

How to grow : Grow under the full sun in rich, well-draining soil. Propagation is from seeds.

Features : The flowers which occurs throughout the year, changes colour from purple to pale purple to white, just like Brunfelsia calycina, the Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow plant.

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