Brugmansias forum: Sun & Brugs ?

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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
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Moe
Jun 1, 2016 10:54 AM CST
I am quickly running out of semi shaded areas..I have been trying to introduce my roughly 1 to 2 ft plants grown from cuttings to more sun..I am exposing them to full sun maybe a couple hrs a day and finding they don't seem to care for it much in this bright Florida sunshine...I guess my question is do any of you grow them in full sun? I guess i could put them under the eaves of my house in the front if necessary as a permanent spot..

mkb136
Jun 1, 2016 1:59 PM CST
I grow in full sun for many years.
Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
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Moe
Jun 1, 2016 3:19 PM CST
Mkb136 Do yours get droopy ? Maybe I need to let them get larger before moving them out..I'm still slowly trying to expose them to more sun...

mkb136
Jun 2, 2016 4:09 AM CST
In the dead heat of the day they will.
Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
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Moe
Jun 2, 2016 7:30 AM CST
OK I'm getting them to full sun gradually ..Increasing their time exposed each day...They seem to be pretty resilient ..At night the leaves perk right up like they are telling you they are happy.,.So far I'm liking them I am anxious for my first flowers..
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 12, 2016 4:54 PM CST
Jeff, I have them growing in some shade, some sun, full sun and dappled shade under my oak trees. The ones in the dappled shade do best as far as blooming at this time of year. It IS June after all, and we ARE in Florida, right? The sun is straight over head and we have very clean, clear air. Very intense sun.

For your young plants I'd try hard to keep those babies in full sun no more than half a day, and better morning sun as it's not has hot. They will grow better, bloom sooner and you will not be watering them all day long. Later in the year, maybe about September or so you can start moving them out into more sun. The sun will be more gentle then. By next year they'll be big and lusty and be able to take the full sun just fine.

Right now by stressing them a little bit every day to the point where they droop, you're just slowing down their growth. Feed, water and coddle those little guys and they will repay you with oodles of blooms.
Elaine

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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
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Moe
Jun 13, 2016 8:35 AM CST
Hi Elaine !! Yes you have read my mind..Although I'm moving them 3 times a day I have been giving them morning sun until around 11:00 a.m...Then I put them under partial shade under the eaves of our house until about 8:00 p.m...Then I move them back so they receive the following days morning sun..Although I'm moving them a lot they are healthy and growing rapidly...Thank you !!! I agree completely !!

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