Solanum melongena

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Mist every 6 days
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers hot constant temperatures through the whole year (average over 22 °C).
pH range 5.1 - 7.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity poisonous


Climate tropical rainforest



Other common names Aubergine, Melongene, Brinjal, Guinea Squash
Family Solanaceae


Growth form vine - climbing plant
Hardiness USDA 11 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of 4°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • white
  • purple
Leaf color
  • green
Fruit color
  • black
  • purple
  • white
  • yellow