How to deal with brugmansia/datura cuttings.
I have placed them directly to water in November. They were there until last weekend. As you can see roots have appeared, although occasionally all water was gone - two strongest cuttings have survived. After roots appear, you may just pot them in fine gardening soil. Keep the water moist, as they love a lot of water.
Brugmansia or datura?
It looks like all of them are Brugmansia right now. Oficially, botanically there is no name like 'datura', however there is a difference in flower characteristics. They are all considered as Brugmansia.
Brugmansia flowers are usually pendulous and hanging down, while Datura flowers are rather erect, facing up or slightly down.
My huge brugmansia came to me thanks to blogging.
These brugmansia cuttings come from a very nice person living few streets away, that I met thanks to blogging! Can you believe it? I am just about to tell you how it has happened.
One day I made post about beautiful brugs I saw in Warsaw, and somebody came and made a comment. I made comment back. He e-mailed me pictures of his brugs growing in the garden (taken indoor for winter). After getting the permission to publish pictures of huge brugmansias growing in their garden, I asked for cuttings in the proper time, which is in the Autumn.
So, one cold day in November, just before real cold has come, I went to pick it up. To my great surprise I have received not only cuttings, but also one huge brugmansia plant dug out from the garden, plus some other interesting plants.
I kept the big brugmansia plant mostly dry entire winter, watering it very sparingly every 2-3 weeks.
It seems very fine today and has to wait until May 20th - thats the last frost date in Poland.