3 Gallon
Cherry Hedge
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Cherry Hedge

Latin Name:

Solanum pseudocapsicum

Plant Type:

Shrub

Description:

Semi-woody plant with upright branching stems less than two feet long. The small flowers are followed by orange berries which last all winter long in the house.

Origin:

Madeira

Environment:

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse

Foliage:

No

Flowering:

Yes

Season:

GH

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Requires extra care

Temperature:

50-75°F, 10-24°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in full sunlight coming from the East/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Drench the soil and let it become moderately dry between waterings. If you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks with a water soluble fertilizer diluted by half. Do not fertilize in the winter. An alternative is a granular slow release fertilizer if applied annually in the early spring.

Plant Pests:

Prone to whitefly, aphids and spider mites. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Seeds in the spring. It is best to propagate seeds in a mixture of moist peat and perlite. Cover the pot and plant with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band to prevent the moisture from escaping. Place in indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has been growing for a while.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Mist daily and beware the fruit is poisonous. Be careful not to over-water this plant and place pebbles or gravel in the drainage dish to hold water and increase the humidity, make sure the pot is sitting on the gravel and not in the water. Repot this plant in the spring.

Toxicity:

Species of this Genus can be harmful to pets.

Is Genus:

No

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