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Brugmansia Care

Here you will find articles related to growing brugmansia.


 Most Brugmansia can grow and flower all year round if they are not exposed to damaging temperatures below freezing. But many Brugmansia enthusiasts live in climate zones with pronounced winters. For these growers it is necessary to cultivate their plants in containers so they are transportable and can be brought into.... [more]

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How to form a Brugmansia into a Single Trunk Standard

Standard or bush forms are the options for shaping brugmansia.   A standard form may be obtained in two different ways.   The growing of a seedling is one way. Seedlings naturally grow into a standard tree form.   Another way is to take a side shoot cutting or bottom (from the base) which will be below the Y.  Choose a side shoot that is straight, strong, and woody.    Next follow the instructions for propagation from a cutting and place the side shoots in a gallon pot with well draining soil. Place in a shady area then water and then water only after the soil has dried on the top. The drying of the soil will help in aiding the roots to grow out while seeking water.

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Latest Articles

Columbian Datura Virus by Fred
Creating a Lasagna Garden by Ruth Ann

Hate To Mow The lawn And Dig In Bad Soil?

If this describes you and you love growing Brugmansia, I have a solution for you called Lasagna Gardening. It certainly will reduce the effort you expend once you have it made and are using it.

Selecting a Breeding Program by RJ
Hybridizing tipsWinter time is a great time of the year when to get together a breeding program if you’re interested in taking the quantum leap to create something special and exciting.
To best decide if you’re ready for a hybridization program, here’s a few good pointers to consider:
Hybridizing Guidelines by ABADS

The number one problem in the Brugmansia community is the naming of seedlings before they have been properly evaluated. Please do not broadcast news of a new seedling to the public using a proper name and call it a working name. At the rate the Americans alone are hybridizing we face....  [more]