The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Family: Solanaceae.

Datura chlorantha Hook. Common name(s): Angel's Trumpet
Datura Syn. Brugmansia. Genus of 5 species of evergreen shrubs and trees found in scrub and along streamsides from S. US to South America. Angel's Trumpet is so named because it produces large, trumpet-shaped flowers that hang from the branches. Larger types can be used as a temporary hedge. Grow the plant in full sun.

All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested.

Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth in summer - minimum 50 F in winter. Brightly lit spot away from direct sunlight. Grow in soil-based potting mix. Keep compost moist at all time. Reduce watering in winter. Misting is necessary. Take semi-ripe stem cuttings in spring or summer. Sow seed at 61 F (16 C) in early spring.
Brugmansia sanguinea
Open shrub or tree with ovate-oblong, wavy-margined leaves, to 7in (18 cm)long. Tubular, unscented flowers, 6-10in (15-25 cm)long, orange-red with yellow veins, are borne from late spring to autumn. Min. temperature 45F (7C). Brugmansia sanguinea
Brugmansia suaveolens, Datura suaveolens
Vigorous shrub or tree with ovate leaves, to 8in (20 cm). Tubular bell-shaped, night-scented, white, yellow or pink flowers, 12in (30cm) long, are produced from early summer to autumn. Min. temperature 45F (7C). Brugmansia suaveolens, Datura suaveolens

User-submitted additions and corrections:

Tonny Surrow
31st May 2009
Hi, I want to ask about the Brugmansia suaveolens ( ). Is the photo one of the exact plant that you grow?

The reason, why I ask is that I am looking for a plant with a flower of exactly that apperance. It is in fact Brugmansia insignis and it is the first time that I see it growing outside of Ecuador.

I was about to buy seeds of B. insignis, but as Brugmansia seedlings rarely match the looks of their parents I would love to buy a rooted cutting ... if you will allow me to?

It was great finding your website :)

Best wishes to Russia from Tonny in Denmark.

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Tonny Surrow
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