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What to do with a Datura

Anyone got an experience of loking after a Datura??  I've been given one, its in my conservatory, in a pot and its about 3' tall

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  • AWBAWB Posts: 419

    Datura or Brugmansia ?

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    I think it's the same but name changed. I overwintered mine in GH and lost it.

  • AWBAWB Posts: 419

    I think Brugmansia flowers hang down Datura are upright.Brugmansia fairly easy to overwinter in GH.Cuttings easy, Brugmansia very fragrant, plant poisonous.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,204

    Assuming it is the perennial brugmansia formerly called  datura,keep it  frost free and on the dry side. Cut it down to about a foot in spring, water and feed regularly with tomato food.  I cut branches off and stand in a coffee jar of water in the kitchen window. When they have  made plenty of white roots, I pot them up for new plants.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,493

    Datura and a Brug are different:

    http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2176/

     

    I know little about Datura but I can advise overwintering Brug's

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    blairs, I've learned something else. Interesting article, but don't know which I had as it was quite a  few yrs ago.

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Hope you're right Verdun. I was so pleased that I thought I knew something.image

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