Datura, Dhatura - Plant
Description for Datura, Dhatura
Datura is a genus of nine species of poisonous vespertine flowering plants belonging to the family Solanaceae. They are commonly known as daturas, but also known as devil s trumpets, not to be confused with angel s trumpets, its closely related genus Brugmansia.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|horn of plenty||colors vary from white to yellow, pink, and pale purple.||July to frost||3.00 to 4.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and 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.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||Medium||47Â°F ( 8Â°C)||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Datura
- 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.
Typical uses of Datura
Special features: Borders, containers. Specimen or group. Place containers near patios so flower fragrance may be enjoyed.
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.