Growing and Propagation of Brugmansia
Everyone has their own way of growing Brugs and these are some of the ways that have worked well for us.
Hybridizers pollinate the flower of one cultivar with the pollen of another to create a new cultivar. Sometimes the results are spectacular.
Hybridizing Brugmansia is very simple. It doesn’t require advanced knowledge of genetics or a large garden to grow the seedlings out.
Many reasons exist for evaluating brugmansia seedlings. To keep our gene pool strong by eliminating weak and genetically inferior seedlings, we need to follow a few rules.
Growing From Seed
Hopefully the following information will be useful when you begin the challenge of growing brugmansia seed at home. It is fun, challenging, and rewarding when you see the end result.
As many of our more delicate species are successfully reared without soil than are reared with it, I decided to put my skills to the test.
Growing From Cuttings
On some cultivars, air layering a stem from a temperamental cultivar — rather than taking a cutting, is preferred.
Begin by gathering all your supplies and your cuttings. I put cuttings of the same cultivar in a roll so there is no confusion. The cuttings are best of they are larger, woody cuttings, not soft green cuttings.
One of the easiest ways to overwinter in cold climates without taking up much room is by using bubbler buckets.
The only way to grow the brugmansia cultivar you love is to start from cuttings. Here are several methods that work well.
Pests and Diseases
This is an incurable disease known to be in Europe and the United States. It is our recommendation that you check your plants on a regular basis and use a sterilizing regime in cleaning your tools.
If there is one thing that brugmansia growers are not fond of, it is any kind of worm or bug. However, when you are growing brugmansia, getting used to and dealing with them is an everyday thing.
About BGI Board Members, Advisors, Affiliations
Who We Are
President - Mike Pettit
Vice President - Al Maas
Secretary - Patricia Watson
Treasurer - Shaun Douglas
International Registrar for Brugmansia and Datura - Al Maas
Website Manager - Shaun Douglas
Al Maas, Edna Murphree, Mike Pettit , Patricia Watson,
Shaun Douglas, Alistair Hay, and Dan Carter
Seed and Pollen Bankers
Seed and Pollen Banker - Patricia Watson
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