Brugmansias forum: First bloom from second seed.

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Sep 10, 2015 4:42 PM CST
This is the first bloom from the second of the five seeds I bought on e-bay. A very pleasant surprise Smiling Pink? Salmon? Very pretty either way.
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Meanwhile the first one is blooming insanely.
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Need some advice. It's starting to get cool at night now (low 50's). I don't want to lose any buds and future blooms. This guy is coming inside for the winter. What's the coldest he can take before he starts to drop buds?



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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 10, 2015 5:44 PM CST
I cover mine up if the temps are going below about 45deg. F Lee-Anne. I'd get your indoor space ready pretty quick! If you let them get too cold, they not only drop buds, they stop setting buds for months.

If you can keep them warm and provide a sunny window indoors, they can keep on blooming for a while. My mother grew one for years in her living room in Vancouver, BC. She had large, east facing windows that let the plant get really good light, and it bloomed amazingly except in December and January.
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mkb136
Sep 10, 2015 6:23 PM CST
Fine job very pretty!!
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Rhapsody616
Oct 19, 2015 7:20 PM CST
Don't forget to take cuttings just in case.
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