Angel trumpet grow and care – tree or shrub of the genus Brugmansia also known as Angels trumpet or Angels trumpets, Angel trumpet perennial evergreen plant and used as ornamental plant, can be as hedge plant or medical uses, can grow in subtropics, tropics, temperate or mediterranean, climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+, possible in hardiness zone 8 in the right care overwinter.
Leaves color green and can be variegate green with white or white stripes, the shape of the leaves oval.
Flowers are fragrant especially in the evening the shape of the flowers like trumpet, and flower color can be: pink, purple, red, blue, orange, white or yellow, the center of the flower is in lighter color or white
Angel trumpet plants for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
How to propagate angel trumpet: Propagating from cutting better to start in the early spring or with temperature of ~26C, but possible all the year in warm temperature, requirements: moist soil, high humidity, peat soil, hormone for root growth, highly recommend to use green house (or small plastic box with holes) it will take few weeks.
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No, but recommend
Difficulties or problems when growing: Poisonous
Planting season: Spring to summer in hardiness zone 8-10a, spring to autumn hardiness zone 10b-11, all year in hardiness zone 12+.
How to plant: Dig hole bigger 50% more than the roots ball, add to the hole, organic matter, dead leaves and hummus put back some soil and mix it, after this put the tree cover lightly but strong enough that won’t fall put support for the tree if needed, if the tree is not stable consider to prune, water it twice in the first day and every day for two weeks.
Pests and diseases: Fungus
Pruning season: Winter
How to prune: Infected and dead branches cut few cm before the damaged part, when design it as tree when the plant young need to cut all the little branches and to keep the main trunk, when design it as shrub cut the main trunk to encourage little stems to grow from the side.
Size of the plant? 1-10m , 3-30 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun (must to grow it in hardiness zone 8-10a in 10b+ possible also in half shade (won’t survive in cold area)
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes, start with container that bigger than the plant at least 30-50%, need to switch the container to bigger when root ball over grow the container, better to switch in the winter, when the plant arrive to the desirable size of container need to switch the soil once in a few years by new soil, possible if it’s small container switch all and cut some roots and prune the plant, if it’s big container switch only part of the soil easier from the side, soil better to use potting mix or peat soil with perlite, mix it with hummus and organic matter, use chopped mulch to keep the soil moist, let the bottom of the pot fill in water but dry in the same day, possible to grow the plant in container of 5gallon (19L) better at least 10gallon (38L)
Bloom season: Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower: Fragrant flowers especially in the evening, shape: trumpet, color can be: pink, purple, red, blue, orange, white or yellow
Pollination is done by: Hummingbirds, moth
How to grow from seeds
Sowing requirement: Better in peat soil with vermiculite possible in other soils, but possible just in rich soil
Saving seeds until sowing: Dry and dark location, keep it room temperature
Sowing season: Spring will be the best for the tree but possible in summer, and in hardiness zone 12+ possible all year
How to plant seeds: Dig hole bigger than the seeds at least 2*3cm (~1inche), better to put vermiculite and cover
Planting spacing: Better in different pots – because need to graft it after and some won’t establish, better to choose the best to transplant to the real location
Depth of Sowing: 3-5cm, (~1-2inches)
Conditions for seeds germinate: Moist soil, sunny location, water regularly and don’t let it dry
Watering requires for Seeds: Average amount of water
Germination time: 2-4 weeks
Condition of seedling: Sunny location, humidity and moist soil