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FfoxgloveFfoxglove UkPosts: 516
Hello forkers!
I picked up this plant at the B and q sale but typically, no-one in the store knew what is was. It only cost 2 squid so thought I'd take a punt.
Any ideas? Thanks. 
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,845
    Hello Ffoxglove. I looks to me very much like the white potato vine Solanum laxum 'Album'. Would it be possible for you to take a close up of the flowers? This could help with identification.
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  • FfoxgloveFfoxglove UkPosts: 516
    Hi @ladybird4
    Thanks for the suggestion.. I've taken a close up of the flower. I have a purple solanum but the flowers grow in clusters on that whereas these seems to be singular. 
    Plus my purple solanum is HUGE. Be good to know if this will get as big! 


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,845
    It is not unlike this picture of a Solanum flower.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,845
    Is it sweetly scented by any chance?
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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,632
    Interesting looking plant. Looks a bit like some type of Capsicum. Could be a chilli or pepper type plant. 
  • FfoxgloveFfoxglove UkPosts: 516
    Mmm the plot thickens.... I can't detect much scent. 
    But then there aren't many flowers atm...

  • FfoxgloveFfoxglove UkPosts: 516
    Do I have to grow it inside? 
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,845
    If it IS a solanum they need to be grown outside.
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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,632
    If they're Chilli peppers, I'm not familiar with these plants, but I doubt they can be grown outside in the winter time. I think they are treated like annuals unless you keep them warm over the winter time. 
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,845
    Borderline is right in that chillies cannot be grown outside in this country. I cannot, however, see any fruits forming on your plant. Have you noticed any at all Ffoxglove?
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