Plant Care Brazilian Nightshade

Brazilian Nightshade

Also known as

Italian-jasmine, St. Vincent-lilac, black nightshade, climbing nightshade, deadly nightshade and potato-creeper


Solanum seaforthianum

How to care for Brazilian Nightshade


How often to water your Brazilian Nightshade

Water needs for Brazilian Nightshade
0.5 cups
every 9

Brazilian Nightshade needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Brazilian Nightshade in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Brazilian Nightshade: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Brazilian Nightshade love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Brazilian Nightshade does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Brazilian Nightshade in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Brazilian Nightshade

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Brazilian Nightshade: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Brazilian Nightshade after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Native Region

Care Summary for Brazilian Nightshade

Brazilian Nightshade

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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