Can you post a photo?
leaves turning orange doesn't sound good
is it in the soil or a pot?
the stems look beta to me as well.
Did your gardening nut give them a name Chrystal?
Enlarge the first pic and have a look at what's growing up in the middle.
Nothing Solanaceae there, more like Beta
I don't think these are aubergines. I don't recognise them but I don't know subtropical plants
I've only had it on V. tinus
got it Topbird, sent you one back
Will PM you Topbird. new phone number.
Yours died with the old phone so haven't got that any more.
I see now, I had a look
I won't ask any more then jekylandhide
wot secret garden emails?