Brugmansias forum: bring in for winter

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Name: Peg
Va.Beach (Zone 8a)
Oct 25, 2012 9:02 PM CST
I bought 2 daturas and received a freebie brug. It was late in the season so she decided to include it. I got 3 blooms(2 seed pods) on one datura and the others didn't bloom before it was getting cool. I decided to put them in pots(about a month) and bring them in for the winter hoping to keep them alive. The brug has dropped all leaves since I brought it in. The 2 datura have dropped some. Is this normal? Can I keep them alive over the winter indoors?

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Name: Doris Klene
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Oct 26, 2012 6:02 AM CST
I have never kept Datura in the house, it comes back every year even after the winter freeze, Brugs I bring in every year they do fine, they will stop dropping leaves.
Name: Peg
Va.Beach (Zone 8a)
Oct 26, 2012 6:43 AM CST
Thanks Doris I tip my hat to you. . That's good to know. It has stopped dropping leaves as there are none left Crying
Name: Cheryl
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Dec 2, 2012 6:39 PM CST
Hi Peg, I brought in my datura start this year. It grew but only to about 6-7". So rather than let it freeze and struggle to come back in the spring, I brought her in. She sits in a sunny window and doing nicely. There was some stress from the climate change but it looks as if she's over come that and I see some new leaves.
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Name: Peg
Va.Beach (Zone 8a)
Dec 3, 2012 4:57 PM CST
Thanks Cheryl, mine have dropped all their leaves. One has grown back a few and seems to be doing ok. The second one the top kept dieing back but seems to have stopped so it will be a wait and see. The brug dropped all it's leaves but still looks ok. Smiling Peg

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