Nicotiana sylvestris is also known as Nicotiana ‘White Trumpets’, Nicotiana sylvestris ‘Only the Lonely’, Flowering Tobacco, Woodland Tobacco Plant, or South American Tobacco Plant. It is part of the Solanaceae family of plants. It is a perennial plant native to the Andes region in Argentina, Bolivia. Nicotiana sylvestris can grow to 1.5m or 5ft. It has simple leaves that are dark green. Leaves are formed as a rosette. Flowers appear on branched stems. Nicotiana sylvestris flowers are fragrant but the scent is strongest at night. They are tubular and white and appear on racemes above the foliage during summer.
Nicotiana sylvestris is cultivated as an ornamental plant and though it is a perennial in colder climates it is grown as half-hardy annual. It is hardy to a temperature of -5ºC or 23ºF. This plant can cause severe discomfort if consumed. Plant Nicotiana sylvestris in the sun or partial shade, in moist and fertile soil that is well-drained. Propagate Nicotiana sylvestris by seed. It does not require any pruning, except cutting off spent flowers. Watch out for leafhoppers, whitefly, or virus.