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  • Growing on Solanum quitoense

    Posted by Diane Macs on May 10, 2023 at 7:16 pm

    Happy to have received Solanum quitoense. I have grown them in the past but only as a larger plant. My question is about growing on from the plug plant I received. My issue is I’m away in holiday for 5 weeks so need to ensure I leave the plant in a situation where it can survive. My adult daughter will water.

    Right now it’s in a larger pot in a free draining compost. Do I leave it on a heated propagator with no lid to ensure warmth or just in a bright shady unheated conservatory. How much heat does a very young plant need, a litter extra? They seem to grow at high altitudes so I don’t want to cook it but it might need the little extra heat to develop strong roots.

    TIA Diane

    Diane Macs replied 11 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Craig A

    May 11, 2023 at 9:19 am


    They won’t need any additional heat at this time of year if you have them in a greenhouse or sunny windowsill. I would keep them in partial shade to avoid sun damage and soil drying out. In 5 weeks time they will have grown considerably! 😁🌱

  • Diane Macs

    May 17, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks for that info. They are in a shady spot next to the propagator so best of both worlds subject to watering. I think I will ring my daughter.

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