Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Half Sun – Prefers 3 To 6 Hours of Sunlight a Day.
Semi Frost Hardy
Semi Frost Hardy – Is Able to Survive Moderately Low Temperatures.
Moderate Watering – Requires Regular Watering.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
Prefers well-drained/light and moist medium.
Once grown for its lovely evening frgrance, the tobacco plant was not very decorative. Nowadays, more compact, colourful varieties are available, albeit with a weaker fragrance.
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
|Common pests and diseases|
Spider mites and Aphids.
|When to sow|
|Seed sowing instructions|
Sow seed in trays or directly and do not cover. Space seedlings 250mm apart.
Once grown for its lovely evening fragrance, the tobacco plant was not very decorative. Nowadays, more compact, colourful varieties are available, albeit with a weaker fragrance. Trumpet-like flowers come in red, pink, lime and white. Sow seed during spring in trays or directly, and do not cover. Space seedlings 250mm apart. They should flower 12–14 weeks after germination.
Family: – Solanaceae, Nightshade Family
Botanical Pronunciation: nih-ko-she-AH-na a-LAY-tuh
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Requires moderate maintenance.