Lighting: Full Sun to Partial Shade
• ≈ 25+ years
• Started 1997
• Acquired August 2022
• 20” Tall
• 20” Across (left to right)
• 16” Depth (front to back)
• 3.5” Trunk (circumference)
• 4” Root Base (left to right)
• Teal Blue Glazed Clay Pot – Round (Collectors Tokoname Pot)
• 10” Length
• 10″ Width
• 3.5” Height
• Last Repotted: January 2023 with Peter Tea Bonsai
Jerusalem cherry plants (Solanum pseudocapsicum) are also commonly referred to as Christmas Cherry or Winter Cherry. Its name is said to be a misnomer, as the fruit it bears are not cherries but toxic berries that look like cherry tomatoes, and the plant does not hail from Jerusalem but may have simply been planted in that area by someone after travelling abroad and acquiring seeds. It is actually native to South America.
The Jerusalem cherry houseplant appears as an erect, bushy evergreen shrub. It can be obtained from the local nursery most any time of year and is listed as a winter-fruiting annual. Jerusalem cherry plants have dark green, shiny leaves which are elliptical and about 3 inches long.
When growing Jerusalem cherries, the plants may be grown outdoors just as you would a tomato, but should be brought inside before the danger of frost, with 41 F. (5 C.) the lowest temperature the plant will tolerate. Jerusalem cherry care is possible as a hardy perennial in USDA zones 8 and 9. Despite their cheery colors, the fruit of the Jerusalem cherry houseplant is toxic and should be kept out of the reach of curious children and pets. Any part of the plant that is ingested can cause poisoning and even death.
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