Country of origin
Brugmansia originates from tropical areas in South Africa and South America, and the plant is also wild in large parts of Asia. There are different types of Brugmansias, of which the Brugmansia Suaveolens is the best known and most beautiful.
Brugmansia is a tub plant of size.
All Brugmansias can withstand full sun, but they bloom longer in half shade and last all summer. The plants like a lot of water. Fertilize once a week during the growing season. Immediately remove dead flowers. The plant is not hardy, so bring it indoors before winter. Cut back to half in autumn and place in a light, frost-free place with an almost dry root ball. Keep the root ball slightly moist. In early spring, repot if necessary, prune back and gradually warm up. The plant will sprout again. It is advisable to top regularly.
Lifespan / flowering time
The flowers bud from June until the 1st frost, always several at a time.
If you follow the care tips, the plant will give plenty of flowers again.
The chalices of the Brugmansia have a pleasant sweet fragrance.
Did you know that:
Brugmansia belongs to the nightshade-like family, which also includes the tomato and potato.
For centuries the 'Brugmansia' was called datura or thorn apple. Only in the last decades of the last century did she get her current name: "Brugmansia".
The name is derived from Mr. SJ Brugman. This was a professor from Leiden, who in the meantime was also the physician of Louis Napoleon.
Brugmansia is a dangerous beauty, all parts of the plant are poisonous.