Common name: Trumpet of Angels
Origin: South America
Height at maturity: 2 to 4 meters
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: flowering shrub
Foliage: evergreen deciduous
Flowering: May to November
Flower color: white
Type of soil: draining and humus
Watering: once a week in summer, very little in winter (almost dry)
Use: pot, container, veranda or flower bed
Diseases and insect pests: aphids, spider mites and scale insects
Toxicity: all parts of the plant are poisonous
Storage of seeds: 1 year in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Brugmansia arborea is a small evergreen shrub with very rapid growth and very spectacular white flowers. Its habit is erect and bushy. It bears grey-green, wide and oval leaves (from 15 to 30cm) with a velvety appearance.
From May until frost large white flowers 15 cm long appear. They have the characteristic shape of a trumpet, hanging and have 5 lobes.
The brugmansia is very decorative wherever it is. In summer, a stay outside is highly recommended. Place it in the sun, preferably protected from the wind. Brugmansia is a good conservatory plant because it needs sun all year round and some cooling in winter. Brugmansia will live for many years if overwintered in a cool place like a basement or garage. In the ground, the stump can resist down to -10°C and restart in the spring of the following year, mulching on the surface will guarantee its recovery.
All parts of the plant are highly toxic by ingestion. Watch out for children.