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Solanum Tuberosum

Botanical Name:

Solanum tuberosum

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Herb/Forb, Annual, Edible, Herbaceous Perennial, Poisonous, Vegetable, Herb.

Lifespan

Perennial, Annual

Flower

Flowers have yellow stamens and may be white to reds, pinks, purples, or blues. Flower color has a tendency to correlate with the color of the skins on the potatoes the plant produces.

Fruit

Potato plants will sometimes produce green, cherry tomato-like fruits in cool weather filled with many seeds. EXTREMELY TOXIC, DO NOT EAT., Fruit green, globose to ovoid berries, 1–2(–4) cm diameter, glabrous and smooth, rarely produced in cultivation

Taxonomy

Order

Solanales

Family

Solanaceae

Genus

Solanum

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