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The Top Brugmansias

By dave
August 20, 2014

Another top plants list! These are so much fun. Which are the most popular brugmansias in our database? Let's have a look!

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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Dec 16, 2016 4:57 PM CST
I was given cuttings of a single yellow brugmansia. They've been growing for about 6 months and one has made the Y and has buds. I've been watching these buds form for over a month. How long on average do they take to open? They are in my greenhouse, and I'm away from it right now. I do have a webcam in there and I'm still watching and waiting.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Dec 16, 2016 9:47 PM CST

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How tall is it?

In my experience once they start making those buds you'll have blooms pretty soon. Over a month seems like a long time to wait.

Brugmansias love a lot of fertilizer! You can hardly over-fertilize them.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Dec 16, 2016 10:18 PM CST
Hi Dave,
Thanks for the reply. It's about 3 ft tall, but has been grown entirely in the greenhouse in NM since we have too many critters to leave it outdoors, and our weather is too cold in winter. It has 3 very long buds. They were so tiny to begin with, and they've been getting noticeably longer daily. They just have to open for me. This is my first Brug. Cuttings were sent to me by a member, and a post office error let them sit in the post office for over a week before I got it. I was happy it came back from being nearly dead.

I have only fed it once a month, and now I realize that isn't nearly enough. The leaves are not green enough. I also had some beetles eating the leaves as you can see. When I get back there, I'll start feeding it frequently. What fertilizer would you recommend?

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
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dave
Dec 17, 2016 7:16 AM CST

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For my container grown brugs I always give them a water soluble fertilizer in the neighborhood of 24-8-16. We don't usually use miracle-gro but it's a fine solution for container brugs.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Dec 17, 2016 9:34 AM CST
Thanks, Dave. If my greenhouse survives, I'll do that. Right now we're away and they have a power outage in the greenhouse area. They think it will be out 2 to 3 hours and it's presently 32 degrees there. That's a disaster since most of my plants are tropical. We tried a propane heater, but we are at too high an elevation and they don't work.

The power finally came back on. The lowest the greenhouse got was 52, and just for a short time. I'm hoping there won't be much of a bad effect. It's sure a pain not being able to be there full time.
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