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Christmas cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum) THIS colourful colourful or US colorful

1. with bright or richly varied colours

2. vivid or distinctive in character

Adj. 1.
 houseplant houseplant

Plant adapted for growing indoors, commonly a member of a species that flourishes naturally only in warm climates. Two factors contribute to the success of the huge number of species grown as houseplants: they must be easy to care for, and they must be able to
 will bring festive cheer to your rooms with its mixed display of green, yellow and orange fruits, and it''s tough enough to provide winter colour for many seasons.

Growing to around 36cm (14in), it looks best as a bright table-top display and is best in indoor temperatures of between 18-24C, with a winter minimum of 10C.

Keep the plant well watered and provide regular liquid feeds. To give the plant a rest, stop feeding and reduce watering for a couple of weeks when berries wither in late winter. After late winter, cut the plant back by a third, re-pot and place it outside when the danger of frost has passed. Pinch out the growing tips to encourage bushy bush·y  
adj. bush·i·er, bush·i·est
1. Overgrown with bushes.

2. Thick and shaggy: a bushy head of hair.

Keep the Christmas cherry out of the reach of children as the berries are toxic.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 5, 2009
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