Solanum cf. evolvulifolium


This solanum is fast growing and when growing horizontally, kind of floats along the top, creating a dense mat.  It is dark green and purple, and thrives in bright light (can take lower light as well) and lots of humidity.  The leaves stay around 3/4 inch.  In the pictures above, you can see the color difference between more mature growth (green) and new growth (purple).  This plant is from Ecuador.

Cultural tidbit- I’ve had this plant for a few years now and up until now, it has been putting out mostly purple leaves with pale leaf venation. This month, however, I was shocked to see bright green leaf venation and leaf tips.  Had I not checked to see the older growth on this particular plant, I would not have thought it to be the same species.  Unfortunately, I think this growth pattern is limited to new growth, but, one can hope!  It seems to be a response to osmocote slow release fertilizer added earlier this month.  The main image here is of this unusual growth, the second of the more typical growth.

Available plants are well rooted in 2″ pots.  They will be shipped potted.  The last photo is representative of the size plant you will receive.

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