'Popolo' is a plant in the Solanum genus with a scientific name of Cyanea solanacea.
Indigenous Hawaiian annual berry2, in the Wonderberry family. A medicinal herb which also has dye uses2. From 6 inches to 1.2 m tall, wide-spreading (sprawling or branching) in habit. Seed length approximately 1.3 mm.
May be endangered in Hawaii due to feral pigs and competition of other plant species.3
French Polynesia is believed to be where Popolo originates from.
Popolo is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Popolo have been kindly provided by our members.
See our list of companion Plants for Popolo to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Popolo plants:
This is an indigenous Polynesian medicinal plant, considered an heirloom in Hawaii because it has been deliberately cultivated for thousands of years by Hawaiian people.
pōpolo, polopolo, ‘olohua, pōpolohua, Hawaiian native Wonderberry, Hawaiian heirloom Garden Huckleberry, Polynesian heirloom Wonderberry, Polynesian heirloom Garden Huckleberry, Edible glossy nightshade, Chichiquelite Huckleberry
Solanum americanum, Cyanea solanacea Hillebr., Cyanea solanacea
Misspellings: Wonderberry, Hawaii Wonderberry, Hawaiian nightshade, native Hawaiian nightshade, polynesian nightshade, native polynesian nightshade, glossy nightshade