How to Plant Angel Trumpets

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Angel trumpets should be planted in the partial shade of warmer climates or in the full sun in cooler climates. Find out how to keep angel trumpets healthy with helpful tips from a sustainable gardener in this free video on growing flowers. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment we're going to talk about how to grow Angel's Trumpet, or Brugmanzia. And it's a gorgeous plant from the Andes Mountain of South America. So in order to learn how to grow it, let's find out it's native. So, Brugmanzia, or Angel's Trumpets are native to the Andes Mountains of South America. So they really like mountainous conditions, but they don't want to freeze, so they'll freeze right out. So they like a lot of heat, but they usually will burn if it's too hot. So if it's a warmer climate, but them in part shade, if you live in a colder climate, or near the coast, you can get away with the sun. Now, they're easy to grow, weather you start them from a start from another plant, or by the roots, and either way, you'll have a beautiful plant very quickly. So, Angel's Trumpets are usually sold in a pot already blooming, they have beautiful trumpet like flowers that dangle down in gorgeous colors, and they don't want to get too hot, or too cold. If they go below sixty degrees, they get damaged, so you have to be really careful to keep them inside if you live in a cold climate, or when the nights get cold, to definitely bring them in. Now, they start from a root, or that's an easy way from the bottom of a plant, it'll send out suckers some times, as well. And so, my theory on roots, when you're transplanting is always break up the roots, or take some of the dirt that's around it away, and give it some fresh air so that'll stimulate more growth. And a lot of times, too, you can even cut some of the roots existing off, and it'll encourage it to grow more. But this isn't too, these look healthy, so we're going to leave them. So when you plant them, you just put them right in to the soil, and make sure not to cover the stem at all, because they'll, they do not like it, and then it'll rot, and you'll loose it eventually. So always plant it right to the top of the root line. And you want good drainage, they don't want to sit right in really deep clay type soil, they want good, organic material, because they're from the mountains of the Andes, and so they do really well in other mountainous areas. So I've planted it to just above the root line, and I'm going to water it well, and I'm going to make sure it drains out really well, it never just sits right in water, because that's the easiest way to kill it. You live it a warmer climate, you can put it right in to the ground, it'll winter over, and come back every year. If you live in a cold climate, just set the pot outside, it'll bloom all summer. When the nights go below sixty, and then they start turning yellow, trim it back down about this much, or even one, leave one third of the plant, if you can, and then that way you can put it out again, and then the next year in April, or May, or June, when ever it gets warm, above sixty again at night, and it'll bloom all summer long again. It's a great garden addition.