Brugmansia (AKA Angel’s Trumpets)
The Brugmansia belongs to the Solanaceae family, also known as the nightshades. They are an economically important family of flowering plants and ranges from herbs to trees, and includes a number of important agricultural crops. The Brugmansia produces flowers frequently throughout the summer and fall. Every part of the plant is poisonous; the leaves, stem and flowers. The Brugmansia comes in white, yellow, pink, double flowers, even white with variegated leaves.
Where to place
Place this robust plant in a partly sunny/partly shaded spot, well protected from harsh winds.
Taking Care of the Brugmansia
In the summer months with hot weather, the Brugmansia requires a lot of water. On very hot days it may require to be watered twice. Giving plant fertilizer is necessary, once a week or more, to keep the plant healthy and growing well. Plant food will help keep the leaves green. If you transplant the Brugmansia in the ground, you will need to water immediately after transplanting. Also in the following few weeks it is necessary to water in dry or very hot weather. After a few weeks, when the roots are well rooted into the garden soil, the Brugmansia is capable of taking care of its own water needs.
No pruning is necessary, although it can be done throughout the year.