Solanum jasminoides, Night jasmine, False jasmine.

Solanum Jasminoides belongs to the genus Solanum and is made up of more than 1,700 species distributed all over the world.
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Description and Origin:

The False Jasmine, known by names like Potato Vine or Bridal Veil, is a climbing shrub native to Brazil. Its heart-shaped, deep green leaves bring vibrancy, while its white or light blue flowers gather in clusters of five petals, adding an elegant touch.

History and Curiosities:

In Brazil, this plant used to be the focal point of nighttime festivities, serving as the main adornment. Its charm and beauty made it a magical presence in celebrations.

Care and Placement:

For cultivation, it's advisable to provide ample space, using pots at least 60 cm deep by 40 cm wide. It requires exposure to full sunlight and protection from the wind. While it can withstand moderate frosts, it benefits from being sheltered.

Soil and Watering:

A normal soil, well-fertilized, and mixed with coarse sand for proper drainage is essential. Watering should be regular but moderate, ensuring well-drained soil for healthy growth.

Pruning and Maintenance:

Pruning after flowering is key to controlling its growth and strengthening the plant. Fertilizing with manure or organic material at planting and using mineral or seaweed-based fertilizers every 15 days in spring and summer are crucial for its nutrition.


There are various methods to propagate this plant, from sowing seeds in spring to layering in early summer or stem cuttings in mid-summer. Each method has its own specifics and timelines.

Resistance to Pests and Diseases:

The False Jasmine is generally resistant to common garden pests and diseases, making it a reliable and low-maintenance choice in terms of plant protection.


Data sheet

Solanum jasminoides
Japan, Taiwan, southeast of Chinese, Vietnam and India.
Between 0.90 and even more than 2.00 metres.
Glossy dark green foliage and white to cream flowers.
On varieties flowers will sprout sooner or later, but mainly in spring and autumn.
Partial shade, or in the shade but with plenty of light.
Abundant irrigation to keep substrate moist. Not soggy soils at all.
It is a very versatile plant since we can put it in pots, both indoors and outdoors. Highly recommended in areas of entrances and steps to enjoy its essence.
Sales format
Pot 13cm
A good temperature for gardenia is between 25ºC and 30ºC.
Being the product a living plant and depending on the season, this plant could be received, in some cases, not exactly the same as in the photography, but as similar as possible, without impacting on quality of the same.

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