Cows Udder, plant

$6.60 incl. GST

Usually Available: September to May
Shipping: NOT Western Australia or Tasmania, NOT internationally
Botanical Name: Solanum mammosum
Pot Size: 50mm tube

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Striking yellow or orange fruit give the name to Cows Udder plant, Solanum mammosum. which is also known as Nipple Fruit. These bloated structures, about 5cm long, resemble a cows udder with several nipples. Branches bearing several fruit used in flower arrangements. Cows Udder plant is native to Central America and prefers moist, well drained soil in a protected, sunny position. Frost and drought tender. A perennial, soft-wooded shrub, growing to 1.2m x 1.0m. Hairy leaves and spiny stems. Smallish yellow and purple flowers.