Scientific name: Solanum melongena
Eggplant, aubergine or brinjal is a plant species in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Solanum melongena is grown worldwide for its edible fruit. Most commonly purple, the spongy, absorbent fruit is used in several cuisines. Typically used as a vegetable in cooking, it is a berry by botanical definition. Full sun will provide the brinjal plant with sufficient warmth and light to improve the growth. The soil must be kept moist. To see this, keep touching the soil to know if it has become dry. Make sure that you are not making the soil too moist, mainly when you do not have drainage holes to the pot.