How to Start Angel Trumpets From Seed


You can call them angel's trumpets, brugmansia, or just plain pretty. Angel's trumpet flowers bloom in shades of yellow, pink, orange, red and white, from spring to fall. Although the seeds germinate rather slowly, the brugmansia plant is easy to grow in partial shade and consistently moist soil. Hardy to USDA zones 7b to 11.

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Planting pots, 4 inch
  • Sterile potting mix
  • All-purpose fertilizer
  • Peel the covering off of the seeds. If you find it difficult to remove the seed covering, soak them in a small bowl of water for 30 minutes. The skins should peel right off after that.

  • Place the seeds into a mixture of 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and 3/4 cup of water. Allow them to soak for 10 minutes. This will help to remove any bacteria or fungus that might be on the seeds.

  • Fill the planting pots with potting soil and moisten with water until it drains from the bottom of the pots.

  • Plant the seeds 1/4 inch into the soil, three to a pot. They need to be barely covered with soil.

  • Place the pots in an area that gets lots of sun. They need to be kept warm during germination, so if you need to, you can place the pots under lights.

  • Mist the soil daily. Watering normally may disturb the seeds that were planted shallow.

  • Transplant the seedlings when they have four sets of leaves and give them their first application of fertilizer. The first feeding should be a diluted solution of one-quarter of the recommended on the package.

Tips & Warnings

  • All parts of brugmansia are highly toxic if ingested by humans or animals. Use gloves when handling any part of the plant, including the seeds.

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