Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Solanum

Specie: S. pseudocapsicum


English Name:


Common Name:

Jerusalem Cherry, Madeira Winter Cherry

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Solanaceae

Name in English: Nightshade Family

The Plant

Origin: Brazil, Uruguay

Growth Habit: shrub, evergreen, upright, spreading

Flower: white, small, star-shaped

Blooming Period: summer

Leaf: dark green, oblong to lanceolate with wavy margins


House plant , may be grown out of doors in summer if reasonable

Care and Handling

Soil: general potting

Amount of water: water and mist frequently, keep moist and well drained

Nutrition: feed weekly with liquid fertilizer

Special handling: berries ripen from green to red to yellow. They are poisonous

Special feature/remarks:

Sun to full sun . This family has many poisonous members, but is also a source of many commercial foods, including potato , tomato, eggplant.