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Belladonna, Official (Atropa belladonna) potted plant, organic

$7.50

Family:  Nightshade (Solanacea)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 9

Herbaceous perennial.   Native to Central and Southern Europe. Nodding, dark, bell-shaped flowers give way to large, soft, shining black berries—a very charming but insidious plant.  Do not ingest.  Traditional usage (TWM):mydriatic, muscle and nerve pain, motion sickness. Plant prefers partial to full shade, average fertility, moist soil.  Educate children not to eat this plant.  Space plants 2 to 3 feet apart. Grows to 3 feet tall, flowers purple.

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  1. Question

    Shane (verified owner)

    I purchased one of these live plans from you and it’s doing fairly well. I have it in a clay pot on the porch in Baltimore Maryland. The summers here are quite humid and the winters have been mild the last couple of years. I do have a growing room inside where I started the plant It’s currently outside, Where I currently have the plant positioned is providing it with shade and about four or five hours of Direct Light. It’s planted on the due west side of the building. I have noticed that when it’s very hot the leaves get droopy. I did transplant it but it’s been over a month. I could use some suggestions on The type of fertilizer NPK ratios to give it. I have amend the soil with ground up eggshells pulverize to the consistency of baby powder and watered it in. I have done a great deal of research on the soil but I’m not sure really how much I should be adding to this. I’ve been very careful to use only biodegradable and natural composts in small amounts such as pulverize duck eggs and used coffee grounds also a very small amount of clay powder I used and mixed in with the egg shells. Only about a teaspoon of both. I would really appreciate some suggestions on the NPK and the soil moisture. I have done a great deal of research but I am finding some conflicting information.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Shane, Thanks for staying in touch. Clay pots can dry out quickly and this can cause drooping of the plant in a full sunlight situation. It is best to grow Belladonna in what we call light shade, that is a shady situation but enough sunlight to afford efficient photosynthesis. Shade dappled with sunlight is good. The plant prefers a rich soil of slightly acidic pH and can be fertilized with comfrey leaf tea, compost tea or dilute fish emulsion for best results. The use of ground eggshells is fine but what you have already added is probably enough. Now concentrate on keeping the plant shaded and well-watered in the AM only and weekly application of weak teas as described above. Marginal leaf damage is probably from dehydration and sunburn. Richo

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    Samuel Conrad (verified owner)

    Product arrived moist, if shallowly rooted- which allowed for easy transplant into a larger container. A month later, both plants are vigorous with new growth. Gonna wait a while before I transplant into the garden. Extremely pleased with them.

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  3. Question

    TM Sims

    The email indicates a 3-pack however the listing on the site makes no mention of # of units.
    Please clarify. TIA

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello TM, I’m not sure what e-mail you’re looking at but it is true there is a site-wide shift going on as we prepare for the 2021 season. At this point Atropa belladonna plants are available at $7.50 apiece. Richo

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    • Gabrielle

      My plant arrived healthy, and since then she is thriving!
      NE-USA Zone 6.

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  4. Question

    Stephani Patrick

    How do I care for this plant at this time of year? I live in Spring Texas. Should it be a container plant or can I plant it outdoors now and cover it during the cold/freeze?

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    • Richo Cech

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      These are nursery grown and not outdoor acclimatized. I suggest planting to a gallon (the directions to do that come with the shipment) and growing out for a year before transplanting out to the shade garden. A cold greenhouse is best, but if there is no other choice, a sunny windowsill may work to overwinter.

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    • Mike Cassell

      I live near Orlando where we are zone 9B, very humid, and quite warm much of the year. Would belladonna do better here as a houseplant? Thanks.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Mike,
      As long as you provide very good drainage to the roots and plant in the shade, they will do well outdoors. As a houseplant, they can indeed work, but are usually not incredibly happy, and often shortlived when left potted. Richo

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  5. One person found this helpful
    julie_carlson

    Perfect!

    julie_carlson (verified owner)

    This is one of a few plants I ordered. Each one was very carefully packaged, so well that it took me a minute to figure out the system. Do not let shipping deter you, this shop places a great deal of effort into ensuring that plants arrive healthy no matter how far they travel. They provide instructions and a catalog. I will definitely order again. They answered all questions with patience and helpful information even before an order was placed both by phone and online. The reviews on the other plants purchased will be the same because this is true for every single one.

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    • Alexander Endress

      Want plants. NOT seeds

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi! Make sure you hit “waitlist” on the plants, as we do have some nice flats of these and will re-inventory after shipping current orders. r

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