Plant ID again. Thanks in advance!

davemichigan(zone 6a (SE Michigan))November 22, 2009

This is not necessarily a bonsai plant, so I am posting the question in the perennial forum.

My friend gave me one yesterday. He is using it a bonsai plant, but he didn't know what it was either.

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/peren/msg1114071517322.html

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Folks there seem to think that this is a toxic Solanum pseudocapsicum (Jerusalem Cherry).
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In related news, you could let your friend know that all peppers are Perennial, if he wishes
to grow an actual pepper that is both ornamental and edible. I have four peppers in the house
for the winter. The dwarf varieties - like various Thai chilis - are nice and compact, and have
smaller leaves.

Josh

    Bookmark   November 23, 2009 at 12:27PM
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davemichigan(zone 6a (SE Michigan))

Thanks, Josh. Are you keeping your peppers as ornamental house plants, or are you shaping them into bonsai too? I am new to this, but it seems like there are many things that one can try.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2009 at 2:29PM
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