Physalis plants are for sale online in the UK. Physalis, also known as Bladder Cherry or Japanese Lantern is a delightfully unusual plant providing a lot of garden interest. The plant develops fruit during summer, which are covered by bright orange papery lanterns. Great to use for winter decoration indoors; winter wreaths and dried flower arrangements. Bladder Cherry plants are popular in the UK. The paper lanterns are stunning. Their bright orange colour mischievous and mysterious by what they hide. The papery lanterns of this plant are not actually flowers. The lanterns are a false fruit that protect the berries inside. Some Physalis species – there are 75 to 90 kinds of species – grow edible fruit. These are packed with vitamin A and C. Physalis plants belong to the family of Solanacae or nightshade-plants like the tomato, eggplant and goji berry.
Physalis plant care
Physalis or Bladder Cherry plants are easy to care for. This plant grows almost anywhere. In fact, they grow very well in poor soil. Flowering from June to July, the show begins when the plant starts developing the bright orange lanterns in August. If you wish to use these lanterns for indoor decoration, don’t leave them on the plant for too long. They can become mouldy and unusable in wet weather conditions. Dry the lanterns, use them in a bouquet, display them in a bowl or attach the dried orange lanterns to fairy lights. Guaranteed success! You can buy Physalis Bladder Cherry plants in our online shop!
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