Solanum sp. ‘Ecuador’ is a beautiful and different-looking creeping vine that does very well in vivarium settings. It is known to be a plant that may drop some or all of the leaves in shipping but springs back quickly so long as the stems are good (so buyer beware, we won’t automatically refund this plant if it has dropped leaves, this is not a DOA but is normal shipping stress for this plant).
As of late 2020, single cuttings of Solanum sp. ‘Ecuador’ are selling for anywhere from $20 to $33 for as small as just a 3-4″ single growing tip, unrooted, through other sources. We’ll do you one better. Ours will be in 2″ pots with multiple growing leads. We’ll *promise* one growing lead, absolutely comparable to those other offerings, but we should be able to dramatically overdeliver. The opening plant in the photo? That was the WORST and SMALLEST one we had when taking the plant photos. Expect a 4″ cutting, and be pleasantly surprised.
So, one more time. Solanum sp. ‘Ecuador’ is a total drama queen in shipment, it may drop all its leaves and play dead, but they do bounce back and can grow quite rapidly if conditions are to their liking. Of course, ours are already rooted and potted, not a cutting, so you’re already ahead of the game when it comes to any recovery time needed.
General Care Information
Originating from Ecuador (obviously), this vining plant will rapidly ramble and spread and branch if conditions are to its liking. It appreciates moderate to high light in our care and loves humidity. The leaves are pubescent (hairy), adding to the obvious visual appeal of this tropical vine.
About MiniWaters Vivarium Plants
Any plant whose cultivation condition is denoted as “sanitized” has been put through MiniWater’s bleach treatment and have been held in animal-free conditions following this treatment. While we do not guarantee our plants to be disease and pest free, we believe we are offering the lowest-risk plants possible. We encourage all customers to sanitize any plants they purchase from us, or any other vendor or hobbyist, prior to their use with your animals.
Visit www.MiniWaters.fish/vivplants for further details about how we grow our plants animal-free with organic methodologies while integrated pest management protocols, as well as detailed instructions for our bleach-sanitizing process.