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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Sep 19, 2015 3:34 PM CST
Getting too chilly for the Brugmansia tonight so had to bring him in. Put him in our bedroom. WOW...he didn't look THAT big outside!
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 20, 2015 8:37 PM CST
Beautiful! I see at least six new brug plants growing on that momma brug! Whistling You have have a brug forest this spring!
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kareoke
Sep 21, 2015 6:31 AM CST
I think I would be planning to do some cutting after she finishes blooming, make it easier to handle indoors, what Brug. is it.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Sep 21, 2015 3:30 PM CST
I was wondering about cutting it...but it just started blooming! Wouldn't that set it back again? It just y-ed last fall.

That pot has 5 seeds I bought off of e-bay. They're a Jacayna x Shameless cross.
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 21, 2015 4:23 PM CST
Noooooo....! After it finishes blooming, you may want to trim it, but take your cuttings above the "Y." Are there five plants in one pot? It's going to get pretty crowded in there. After the blooming is over, if there are five plants in one pot, you might think about separating them into their own individual pots. Maybe in early spring, at the latest.

I'm duly impressed that they are already so large and healthy grown from seeds.
Now with all that said, you're the mama and you know best. Don't cut them back if you don't want, but if you wake up one morning with something pinning your arms down that smells like baby powder, well we told you so. Whistling
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Sep 21, 2015 10:13 PM CST
I agree with Bubbles. 5 separate plants in 1 pot is too much. Brugs have a large root system and they are gonna get real crowded. Just a thought.

BTW - kudos on growing such handsome plants from seed. Sorry the weather caught up with you. I will be in the same boat in about 3 or 4 weeks at most. Grumbling Crying
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Name: James Legg
Saugerties, NY (Zone 5b)
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theplantman12477
Sep 26, 2015 2:34 PM CST
Jacayna x Shameless cross is that one of Elizaeth Fichs?

James

mkb136
Sep 26, 2015 4:36 PM CST
I'm looking forward to cooler weather we get are best growth period here and its fun to start new cuttings. Cooler weather here is like christmas!! They bloom awesome in Florida in the winter they bloom during the summer too but not like winter. The crazy things we put our selfs through for plants but its well worth it
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 26, 2015 7:35 PM CST
@mkb136 I agree! During winter, when it's rainy and miserable here, I can lift the side of my hoop house and sniff that distictive brugmansia air. Nothing like it when they bloom unexpectedly in the cold drear of winter.

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