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Plant Species of the genus Brugmansia

Information about this genus
Name: Brugmansia
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Brugmansias need a sunny protected position with no more than light frost. Any moderately fertile, free-draining soil is suitable. Plants are best trained to a single trunk by removing any competing leaders; branchlets should be shortened annually in late winter or early spring so as to thicken growth. Propagation is by soft-tip cuttings taken in spring or summer, or hardwood cuttings taken in autumn or winter; bottom heat and a hormone rooting powder will be useful.
Description: This genus in the family Solanaceae consists of 5 species of small trees or shrubs, all native to South America, particularly the Andes. All parts of the plant are poisonous, the seeds especially so, and ingestion can cause hallucinogenic effects; however, they are frequently grown for their large spectacular flowers. All have woody stems and a tree-like habit, which distinguishes them from the genus Datura, in which they were formerly included. They are characterized by large, fragrant, funnelform or tubular flowers with a 2 to 5-lobed cylindrical calyx, the flowers drooping, not erect as in Datura. The fruits are ovoid or elliptical.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Brugmansia 3 candida 10-12
Brugmansia 3 insignis 9-10
Brugmansia ?Charles Grimaldi? 10-12
Brugmansia arborea 10-12
Brugmansia aurea 10-12
Brugmansia sanguinea 9-11
Brugmansia suaveolens 10-12
Brugmansia versicolor 10-12

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