Brugmansia: common cultivation methods
Once I saw a blooming brugmansia, I just fell ill with this wonderful tree. Tell me how to grow brugmansia at home? Is it possible to do this with a twig?
At first glance, brugmansia is nothing remarkable – an ordinary tree with large leaves is not very often found in private estates. But when the flowering period begins and the whole crown is hung with huge gramophones of the most varied colors, even the great skeptics admit that brugmansia can become the main decoration of the summer garden. And then they ask themselves the question – how to grow brugmansia? This is not at all difficult to do, given the generally accepted recommendations of practicing flower growers..
The most common ways to grow brugmansia are:
- sowing seeds.
Brugmansia from cuttings
The easiest and fastest way to grow brugmansia is by cuttings. Rooted cuttings from an adult bush quickly take root, and a young plant blooms earlier.
Cuttings can be harvested both in spring and early autumn, but with spring cuttings, the percentage of planting material survival is much higher.
For cuttings, it is necessary to cut off branches from the top of the tree, while too long can be divided into parts, leaving shanks 20 cm long.For cuttings, use brugmansia, which has reached a height of at least 1 m.
Put the finished cuttings in water for rooting or immediately plant them in a nutritious substrate, after removing the lower leaves. When the roots are formed on the cuttings left in the water, they must be transplanted into a separate dish. From the substrate, the plants are transplanted when the roots completely fill the container..
Brugmansiya from seed
If it is not possible to take cuttings from an adult plant, you can use the seed method of growing brugmansia, because it is not so difficult to find seed in flower shops.
It should be borne in mind that growing brugmansia from seeds will take a lot of time, since the seeds germinate for a very long time (almost two months). In addition, bloom will only come next year..
You can sow seeds from mid-winter to early spring in fertile soil, previously shed with potassium permanganate. Treat the seeds themselves with a growth stimulant and scratch the surface a little in order to at least slightly accelerate germination. Keep the container under a hood until sprouts appear..
It is necessary to dive the seedlings into a separate dish when up to 5 true leaves are formed on the seedlings. When the roots completely fill the pot, transplant the brugmansia to a permanent place in a large, at least 10 l, tub and leave it in the garden until the onset of cold weather.