Nicotiana alata is a short-lived perennial species which is commonly grown as an annual. It forms a rosette of textured, wavy-margined spoon to oval-shaped leaves. The leaves grow to a length of approximately 25cm and this species produces pretty, tubular green-yellow to white flowers. These are highly scented, particularly at night. Flowers are produced on triangular raceme structures. This is a form of unbranched inflorescence where the oldest flowers are formed at the base and new blooms from the tip as the plant grows.
Sow seed on surface, requires light to germinate. Optimal temperature is around 18 degrees Celsius.
Brazil, South America.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Clay, Sand, Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline