Solanum macranthum, which go by the whimsical common name of Potato Tree or even Giant Potato Tree, is a bushy tree with purple-white flowers that can grow to a height of 15 feet. It is native to Brazil, and is a species within the Solanum genus. A related species is Solanum crispum, also called the Chilean potato vine or Chilean potato tree.
Potato Tree, Giant Potato Tree
Purple-white, white, pink, red, dark red flowers
Partial shade to full sun
Division is the common method as seeds take a long time to germinate and reach flowering size.
Needs lots of water. Soil should be kept moist, but with good drainage.
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