This plant has a strong fragrance
Porcupine Potato Overview
The Porcupine potato has a woody basal stem structure (caudex) from which new vine-like growth arises, with angled stems that are strong smelling. It is grown for the unusual caudex, often as potted indoor plants.
Common problems with Porcupine Potato
Generally problem free
How to harvest Porcupine Potato
Harvest the seeds when the fruit is mature and over ripe.
How to propagate Porcupine Potato
Sow seeds in early summer. Cover with a sowing medium not deeper than 4-5 cm. Use sandy loam with very well-rotted compost. Plant in a sunny location.
Special features of Porcupine Potato
Can be grown in containers, using free draining potting mix.
Provide a lot of bright light, can take some direct sun. It is possible to place the pots outdoors in summer and move indoors in colder climates for winter.