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Plant Pests

Information on common plant pests that can be found on brugmansia.


Brugmansia Pests: Caterpillars - Inchworm 

This morning I took a walk in my garden to inspect my brugmansia.  Recently, I had noticed some holes in the leaves, which I had thought to be from recent heavy rains.  I was surely mistaken about that speculation.  The holes had grown.  Many of the leaves were just gone!  Upon closer inspection the culprit was the inchworm larva of the geometrid moths. The inchworm is also known as looper, measuring worm, and cankerworm. 

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Brugmansia Pests:  Caterpillars - Hornworms

It can’t be denied that caterpillars love Brugmansia.  One interesting fact is that the genus Brugmansia is a relative of the tomato.  Both are from the family Solanaceae (sol-uh-NAY-see-ee).  Therefore, it is not unusual to see brugmansia and the tomato being susceptible to the same pests and disease.   Caterpillar pests shared by both include the Tomato Hornworm and Tobacco Hornworm similar as to often be labeled as the same hornworm.

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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]