It is a species of the family “solanaceae” native to Central and South America. This woody bush with a pungent odor is considered a problem due to its toxicity to livestock and poultry that eat it. However, it has medicinal uses, its infusion lowers fever in flus and other common illnesses.
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Maximum height size 3 meters.
Medium growth rate.
Late spring to autumn.
To full sun without any protection. Flat parts or slopes with northern exposure.
Resists occasional, not prolonged frosts down to about -5°c.
Areas with constant rainfall, short dry periods are possible but do not last more than 1 month to dryland areas, where the period without rainfall lasts 3-5 months and reaches 400-800 mm per year, concentrated in winter.
Degraded and dry soils.
Toxic to cattle and chickens.
Ornamental and medicinal.
From 0 to 2000 m.a.s.l.