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How to Germinate Brugmansia Seeds

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Overview

Brugmansia is a group of flowering plants native to South America. Brugmansia can be either large shrubs or small trees with trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of white, yellow, pink, orange and red. Easy to grow, they like moist soil and full sun to partial shade. They do not do well in areas where there is frost.

Step 1

Soak the seeds in a glass of tap water for 30 minutes. Remove the seeds and peel away their cork covering.

Step 2

Mix a solution containing 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide and 6 ounces of distilled water. Drop the seeds into the solution and allow to soak for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Plant the seeds in the small plastic cups filled with potting mix, barely pressing them into the soil.

Step 4

Place in a sunny window or under lights. Give them as many hours of light per day as possible.

Step 5

Transplant the seedlings when they have two sets of leaves and give them their first application of weak fertilizer.

Tips and Warnings

  • All parts of Brugmansia plants contain dangerous levels of poison and may be fatal if ingested by humans or animals.

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Distilled water
  • 3- or 5-ounce plastic cups filled with sterile potting mix
  • 1/4-strength all-purpose fertilizer

References

  • Brugmansia Growers International
  • North Carolina State University

Who Can Help

  • The Gardener's Network
Keywords: brugmansia, germinate seeds, angel's trumpets

About this Author

Raised in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Victoria Hunter has been a freelance writer since 2005. With a background in real estate sales, she blogs professionally and provides articles to national and regional real estate websites and publications. She also writes on gardening topics and about travel to Hawaii and Las Vegas. Hunter holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in creative writing.