Brugmansias forum: Variegated Brugmansia

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Name: Michael
Coastal SE GA (Zone 9a)
emddvm
Feb 24, 2018 12:24 PM CST
I have had this plant for three years now and it has never done well and has never bloomed. My experience with these plants is limited. I had it planted for a couple of years but pulled it inside into my greenhouse this last fall since it was just not setting the world on fire. In retrospect that was a good decision due to our cold winter. Anyway, it has done pretty good in the greenhouse over the winter but now I am not sure what to do with it. It is very leggy but does have some new growth at the base. If I cut it back are the upper portions too woody to root? Our soil here is so sandy I think I am not going to plant it again this year and just try and get it healthy in a pot. I do have one large plant, non variegated, that has grown very well right beside where I had this one planted. It remains to be seen if it survived the winter. Any suggestions are welcome. Actually there are two plants just alike. Please excuse the greenhouse. I will get t cleaned when I get all the plants outside.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Feb 24, 2018 12:34 PM CST
Hi Michael, I have no idea why it hasn't bloomed for you. It looks like it's healthy and growing well. Do you know what color the blooms will be? I know Bubbles has a lot of Brugs at her place in Texas. @Bubbles, do you have any ideas?
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Name: Michael
Coastal SE GA (Zone 9a)
emddvm
Feb 24, 2018 6:40 PM CST
Thanks Karen. I am not too concerned it hasn't bloomed and mainly wonder what to do with the plant now. It is just ugly in appearance. I grow it mainly for the foliage and think if I can get it going it will eventually flower. This one is called Peaches and Cream from Brian's Botanicals. This is a picture from his website.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Feb 24, 2018 6:52 PM CST
Your brug looks much better than any of mine! I haven't figured out how to keep them looking nice. I get so many insect holes, and nibbled leaves.
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 24, 2018 10:35 PM CST
I have had variegated brugs, but have never been able to over winter them. They did bloom, stayed small, but just melted away when it got cold here. I did protect them, as I did other brugs, but the v. brugs just didn't do well for me.

(You may want to bump it up to a bigger pot).
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Feb 24, 2018 10:40 PM CST
Looks like it might be either Snowbank or Maya......tho there may be more verigated-leafed ones now. Neither did much over the summer, but did put out some blooms over winter in the greenhouse. I finally got sick of the "non-performance" and chucked them both. Life is too short to mess with something that is just "there" and doesn't bloom.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Apr 5, 2018 12:09 PM CST
I am looking for a rooted Maya. Anyone know of a source?
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mekos
Jun 17, 2018 11:14 AM CST
Jackie McCain has rooted Maya and lots more. However she's on face book not on garden clubs.

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