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Care of the plant Brugmansia aurea or Golden angel's trumpet.

Care of the shrub Brugmansia aurea or Golden angel's trumpet

The genus Brugmansia, family Solanaceae, comprises 7 species of shrubs or small trees native to Mexico, Central and South America. Some species are: Brugmansia aurea, Brugmansia arborea, Brugmansia sanguinea, Brugmansia suaveolens, Brugmansia versicolor.

Common name: Golden angel's trumpet. This species is native to Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador.

They are perennial trees or shrubs that reach 6 meters in height in their natural habitat and 3 meters (9.84 feet) in the garden. The leaves are 20 cm (7.87") long, oval in shape and alternate arrangement. They have hanging trumpet-shaped flowers, 25 cm (9.84") in length and can be golden yellow or white. Bloom from spring to fall.

They are used as isolated specimens and to form bushy groups in areas of the garden protected from cold and wind. They are also grown in indoor pots, greenhouses and terraces. It's not recommended to grow it in gardens where there are children and pets since the whole plant is toxic by ingestion.

Brugmansia aurea needs exposure to full sun or very light shade and high temperatures. They do not resist temperatures below 5 ºC (41 ºF).

The soil has to drain well, for which a mixture of garden soil with peat and sand would do. Planting in its final place is preferably done in early spring.

Water moderately in spring (once a week); in summer water 2-3 times a week; in autumn water every 10 days; in winter water every 2 weeks.

Fertilize during spring and summer with mineral fertilizer every 3 weeks.

Prune branches that have blossomed when flowers are wilted (late fall).

If the humidity is low (especially indoors) they can be attacked by mites.

They propagate by cuttings of branches without flowers in late spring or early summer.

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Brugmansia aurea
Brugmansia aurea
Brugmansia aurea