Solanum quitoense is a subtropical perennial plant from northwestern South America. It is a large herbaceous plant or a small shrub, with heart-shaped leaves. The leaves and stems of the plant are covered in short hairs, and the entire plant is often covered in sharp spines. Occasionally known as lulo de perro, it bears edible fruit.
This stunning sub-tropical plant can be planted anywhere the large leaves can be admired. Try in a container on the deck or simply in the garden as a bold specimen.
The plant does best in a rich, organic soil will also grows well on poor, stony ground, and on scarified limestone as long as it has good drainage. Best foliage color is achieved by planting where it will receive direct morning sunlight and shade from hot afternoon sun. Needs protection from heavy wind it is frost sensitive, so protect or move indoors in Winter. Zone 9b+