Datura Propagation And Care - Knowledgebase Question

Sullivan, OH
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Question by burwell3
March 18, 1998
Can I start a new plant from cuttings? How do I care for this plant? Can it go outdoors or is it a houseplant?

Answer from NGA
March 18, 1998
Datura needs to spend the winter indoors, but can go outside in the summertime. Datura is also called Angel's Trumpet because of the magnificent 10 inch long flaring trumpet-like flowers it produces. You can take a stem cutting in the spring, dip it in rooting hormone, and place it in potting soil. It roots best with bottom heat, so use heating cables or a seed-starting heating mat to provide bottom heat. General care guidelines include average household temperatures in the winter, outdoors in the summer with early morning sunshine, keep well-watered in spring and summer, barely moist soil in the winter. Mist the leaves occasionally while indoors. Datura should bloom in the summer.

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