Brugmansia is a highly attractive plant, and not only because of its decorative effect. Brugmansia has a long history: shamans of many Indian tribes of the New World used the juice of the plant and the infusion of its flowers to enter a trance in which they could talk with spirits, predict the future and see gold deposits.
Today, in areas where Brugmansia grows, there is an intensive deforestation, so the area of the plant has been greatly reduced, but the complete disappearance of Brugmansia is not threatened: it has long been cultivated, and it is increasingly found not only in parks, but also in private gardens. From our article you will learn how to transplant Brugmansia and how to take care of it later.
Video about growing Brugmansia
Brugmansia landing dates
Today I will tell and show you how to plant Brugmansia . This year, her landing time was delayed because the weather in our suburbs is very cool, at night - only 3.5 ⁰C. For plants, this is stress, so I will plant the plant today, in mid-June, although I was going to do it in May.
Pots for Brugmansia
For brugmansia, I have prepared wooden flowerpots measuring 70x70 in height, 4 boards lining, but it is quite possible to make 5 boards. Why am I planting brugmansia in tall flowerpots?
Firstly, her gramophone flowers look spectacular when they are at eye level and above; secondly, in the fall it is more convenient to pull out a plant from a flowerpot than from the ground, because in a limited space the root system is compact, and if you plant a plant in the ground, then the roots feel absolute freedom, grow, and if you want to bring brugmansia into the house in the fall, you have to cut them off a lot.
Ground for Brugmansia
Here, in a flowerpot, a white Brugmansia planted, and pink in another flowerpot. Now I will plant a stalk of Brugmansia almost with my height. As soil, I use compost with the addition of just one bucket of land. You can also add ash, bone meal, some fertilizer to the soil. In order to get large bells and elegant, long flowering, nutrient soil is first of all necessary, because large flowers of Brugmansia are very difficult to feed.
I pull the stalk out of the pot, holding the trunk. Unlike the two recently planted Brugmansias, the earthen lump of this cuttings is not very braided by the roots, because the cuttings, despite its large size, are younger in age than the white and pink Brugmansias. If the lump is strongly braided by the roots, they need to be straightened with your hands or a tool. The stem of the handle during planting can be deepened by 5 cm.
I put the root system of Brugmansia in the flowerpot and set the plant strictly upright, after which I put compost in the flowerpot - a bucket or two, as needed. That’s all wisdom: remove from the pot, spread the roots, put in a flowerpot and cover with compost .
Now you need to abundantly water the stalk: the secret to successful cultivation of this plant is abundant watering. In the heat I water Brugmansia in such flowerpots twice a day - in the morning and in the evening. For these purposes, I hold a watering can or a large bottle of water next to the plant, so as I pass by, I probably will not forget about watering.
Feeding Brugmansia after planting
Two weeks after the transplant, you need to start weekly dressing of Brugmansia with an infusion of grass: first I pour half a can of water under the plant, and then pour the infusion of grass diluted with water in a ratio of 1: 8. That is, the first two weeks after planting, the stalk will take root, then I will start feeding every week and stop them a week before flowering.
Brugmansia forms buds for a very long time, then they slowly stretch and increase in size. Usually the plant blooms in mid-July, sometimes even earlier, and blooms until the end of August or until the beginning of September, but since I was late for planting, flowering will come later. After flowering, I feed her once with an infusion of ash or superphosphate.
Brugmansia is a very unpretentious culture: you plant it in a flowerpot, it spends summer in the garden, in the autumn you bring it to the room where it discards leaves, so in winter it does not even need light. In the spring, you again take her out to the garden, and from the middle of summer she decorates it with her large fragrant flowers.
Brugmansia looks good in combination with other flowers, for example, against a background of hibiscus, since hibiscus is also a tall bush . Also very beautiful large flowers. And also in combination with dahlias , roses and other flowers.