Solanum pseudocapsicum is a bushy evergreen shrub that is frequently grown as a houseplant for its attractive orange-red berries. It is part of the nightshade family, Solanaceae, and commonly known as Jerusalem Cherry, Christmas Cherry or Winter Cherry. Flowers are white, with prominent yellow stamens in the centre. They measure approximately 1-2cm across and they are produced in clusters of two and three. Attractive ornamental fruits follow the flowers. They are oval in shape and surrounded by modified leaves known as bracts, which are green in colour. The fruits develop from green to bright red-orange or yellow, as they ripen, during the winter months. All parts toxic if ingested.
Generally not harvested.
Take semi ripe cuttings in summer.
Mexico, South, America
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Soil PH preference
This plant suits being grown in containers for use in conservatories, greenhouses or sub tropic houses.
Can be attacked by aphids.