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About Datura

The blooms may be held upright or dangle like bells along the stem depending on the species. Flowers have a wonderful fragrance and are often followed by the development of interesting seed pods with a textured or spiny surface.

The foliage and flowers are beautiful but can be dangerous if consumed by humans. Take care to locate the plant away from children and pets.Datura is a genus of nine species of poisonous vespertine flowering plant

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name horn-of-plenty
Maximum Reachable Height 3.00 to 4.00 feet
Flower Colour colors vary from white to yellow, pink, and pale purple.
Bloom Time July to frost
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

Potted plants need special Datura trumpet flower care and annual repotting. The plants may lose leaves in winter if left outside in milder climates but spring back in warmer temperatures. Datura plants growing in colder zones will require you to move the plant indoors or just let it reseed and start new plants.

Datura care

Sow seeds directly outside into a prepared bed in fall in warmer climates and in early spring after all danger of frost has passed in cooler climates. You can grow trumpet flower inside or outside in a pot, or simply spread seed with a light coat of sand outside in a sunny location.

Sunlight Full Sun
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 47F ( 8C)
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Datura special feature

Borders, containers. Specimen or group. Place containers near patios so flower fragrance may be enjoyed.

Datura uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • The paste of roasted leaves is applied over the area to relieve pain
  • It is used as herbal medicine, especially in case of ayurveda for asthma and bonesetting
  • Jimson weed is used to treat spasm of bronchitis in asthma
  • Datura seeds and leaves are used as antiasthmatic, antispasmodic, hypnotic and narcotic

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you plant Datura seeds?

To grow Datura plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well-drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1 to 2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

Datura plant is a perennial?

Yes, Datura is a perennial plant.

How to grow Datura plant?

Plant is grown by seeds and limb cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 3. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(Fall-Spring). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

What is Datura?

Datura is a flowering plant which belongs to the Solanaceae family. They are commonly known as Thornapples or Jimsonweeds but are also known as Devils trumpets.

Is Datura flower poisonous?

Yes,Datura flower is poisonous.

How to identify Datura plant?

Datura produces 4- to 8-inch-long, white trumpet-shaped flowers that may be tinged with pale lavender. They are bushy and grow 3 to 5 feet tall with ovate bluish-green foliage.

Where do Datura plants grow?

Datura plants grow outdoor where it will get more than 6 hrs of direct bright sunlight.

Is Datura a medicinal plant?

Yes, as per published research Datura is a medicinal plant. Note- please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

When to plant Datura?

You can plant Datura in the fall (Sept-Oct) and spring(Feb-April) season.

How to plant Datura?

To plant Daturs consider the following points 1.To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2.Fill the 1/3 pot with well-drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(fall and spring).

How big does Datura plant get?

Datura grow up to 5 feet tall.

How to prune a Datura plant?

Pruning Datura is best at the beginning of spring (Feb-April). Cutting the ends of branches concentrate each branchs energy and encourage it to produce more flowering. pruning Datura plants is to cut off all but the newest growth. Prune back tips to about ½ inch from the node.

How deep to plant Datura seeds?

You can plant Dhatura seeds 1-2 inches deep.

How to use Datura plant?

You can use Datura for improves respiratory health, datura has been found to have a positive effect on the heart, the presence of adaptogenic, hypnotic, and sedative properties not only improves the mood but also relieves stress, bolsters Immune System and promote digestion. Note- Please consult your health advisor before the application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

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