Where best to buy brugmansia?

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  1. mazambo

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    Sorry to be a nuisance here, I've got some 15l (12") pots is that to big?
     
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    Well, you could go that big but you've left it a bit too late in my opinion.

    You will get very lush growth and the plant will love it, but I'm just wondering if it will flower this year with such a large pot on this late.
    I'd go for the 10inch.;)
     
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    Thanks for your time @pete I'll go with the 10"
     
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    No problem, just hope it works for you.:smile:
     
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    @andrews thanks for the input into 10" pot and hopefully i will be better at feeding, do you feed tomato feed? I've seen a specialist feed for brugmansia is it worth buying?
     
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    I use chempak 4 but any high potash feed will be fine
     
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      First flower is opening, is it diseased or rain damaged? Must say it has a really heavy scent20190814_175200.jpg
       
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        Look slightly like a bit of rot, must admit I've never seem one open like that, maybe it could possibly be wind damage to the flowering bud?
         
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        I bought a Brug, quite a few years ago. From memory, it came with a help sheet which stated that Molasses should be used? I did get some and used it. Not sure if it helped as the plant really didn’t perform.
         
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          I'm sorry I have no idea, it has cover from the cannas but would have a wind from a southerly direction, more likely the neglect it's had, but that's been remedied, there's more buds so I'll see how they appear.
           
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            A bit more tlc and the second bud looks a lot better.20190825_180425.jpg
             
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              what does everyone do for winter care for Brugmansia ? I've brought mine into the house. One has lost some leaves from the frost early this week . I tried in the past storing them dry but that failed.
               
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              Interested too, I put my two in the greenhouse last weekend have an inkbird thermostat set for 10° and will just water sparingly thinking on the same line as my cannas.
               
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                I hack them back and store in the garage, pretty much bone dry, but they need to be a certain size before you can do that, I get some die back from the cut areas.

                You need the plant to have a fairly woody base to do that, it wont work with newish cuttings, they need to overwinter in the green.

                I dont think they like house conditions in winter, mostly too warm and dark.

                The woody bits you hack off make good cuttings
                 
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                  Mine are still green on the stem about 2ft tall.
                   
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