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Solanum quitoense, known as Naranjilla in Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Panama and as Lulo in Colombia, is a tropical perennial plant from northwestern Colombia.

The specific name for this species of nightshade means "from Quito." The lulo plant has large elongated heart- or oval-shaped leaves up to 45 cm in length.Along with its temperature and water requirements, naranjilla care cautions against planting in areas of strong winds. Naranjilla plants like partial shade in rich organic soils with good drainage, although naranjilla will also grow in less nutrient rich stony soils and even on limestone.The leaves and stems of the plant are covered in short purple hairs. Naranjilla are delicate plants and must be protected from strong winds and direct sunlight. They grow best in partial shade.

Medium sized plant 1ltr pot, leaves already big

Solanum quitoense

Currently Propagating from collection
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