Lesser Swinecress Control: Tips For Controlling Swinecress Plants

What Is Lesser Swinecress?

Swinecress (Solanum melongena) is a perennial plant that grows from the ground up to 6 feet tall and wide. It produces small green leaves with white stripes, which are very attractive. The flowers have pink centers and resemble tiny grapes or peaches.

How To Grow Swinecress?

The best way to grow swinecress is in a sunny location where it will get plenty of sunlight. It does not like frosty temperatures either. You can start growing swinecress when it’s young and tender, but do not over-water it because it needs water constantly to stay healthy.

When you see swinecress plants, they’re usually in clusters. They need lots of room so make sure to divide them into smaller groups before planting them out. When you want to use your swinecress plants, just cut off any dead parts and replant the rest of the group. If you don’t have enough space for all of your swinecress plants, then simply divide them up into individual pots and place each pot in its own container.

What Does Swinecress Look Like?

This yellow-flowered plant is very pretty to look at. It has green and white leaves along with tiny white flowers. The thorny stem can grow up to 10 inches tall and the leaves are 2 inches long. The flowers are just as long, but they only grow up to an inch wide.

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