|Ease of cultivation
|Difficult enough for growing
|Can reach a size of up to 30 – 50 cm in height
|The plant is difficult to maintain after flowering, usually thrown away
|In the summer: 75,2 ° F, in the winter not below 59 ° F.
|Average, the plant can not be sprayed
|Scattered light, best south-west or southeast window
|Suitable fertile well-drained soil with a neutral reaction, similar to the substrate for violets. 2 parts of garden land, 2 parts of humus (leafy earth), 1 part of coarse sand or perlite. You can use a substrate based on peat. Always use a pot with a hole.
|Frequent, in the summer in the flowering period every 3 days. In winter it is moderate.
|From May to September, once every 2 weeks, a liquid fertilizer with a reduced nitrogen content, diluted by half with respect to the recommended dose.
|The apical cuttings in a mixture of wet peat and perlite. Cuttings are better in the summer. After ukortneniya need pinching several times as they grow. You can propagate seeds from January to April at a temperature of 77 ° F, sowing them in a mini-greenhouse in a mixture of peat and sand. A month after the emergence of sprouting plants can be transplanted.
|In summer, bright purple flowers with a white yawn in the form of an asterisk.
|When grown as an annual crop is not required. With perennial cultivation – every spring.
|Features of care
|For young weak shoots requires support. Too long shoots should be plucked for better flowering. The plant is suitable for hanging baskets.
|Infestation of aphids, whiteflies, spider mites, scale insects.
|Toxic as all Solanaceae. Skin contact with these plants can cause symptoms ranging from redness, itching and rash to painful blisters and skin burns.