B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Solanum pyracanthum is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F (-1° to +4.5°C)
|Type of plant - shrub
Flower or inflorescence:
VIOLET 2.5cm., in clusters
(prov. Madagascar) (germ. ~ 1 month)
long narrow BLUE-GREEN..bright ORANGE leaf fuzz and rib and stem spines, toxic
|Height, in meters: 2
Height, in feet: 6.60
|Solanum pyracanthum sales history
| Parts of Solanum pyracanthum are considered toxic.
Common names for Solanum pyracanthum:
|(toxic), Devil's Thorn, Porcupine Tomato,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|31||: House and Container Plant Seed List|
|43||: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List|
|63||: Madagascan Native and Introduced Plants|
|131||: Toxic Plants|
|Some of the deadliest known poisons are found in plants. Some major food plants, eaten by millions of people every day, have toxic parts.|
|146||: Standard Trainable Plants|
|191||: Tropical Shrubs and Trees|
|720||: Fire Resistant Plants|
|Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Solanum pyracanthum seeds will usually germinate in 10-21 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Keep the compost slightly moist