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There are nine species in the Datura genus. The most well known, Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium), also called moonflower, stinkweed, thorn apple or devil’s trumpet, is an annual that yields showy white to purple flowers. It is a regarded as a weed, commonly growing in barnyards, pastures and beside roads. Opening the seed pods and planting the seeds is similar for all species. Depending on the species, Datura can be grown as an annualCommon name:
Dhattura (Sanskrit), Dhatura (Sanskrit, ‘heterogeneous’), Dhetoora (Hindi), Dhutro (Bengali), Dotter (Dutch), Goozgiah (Persian), Insane Herb, Jous-mathel (Arabic)< Kachubong (Philippines), Kala Dhutura (Hindi, ‘black datura’), Karoo Omatay (Tamil), Kechubong Hitam (‘black datura’), Kechubong Puteh (‘white datura), Kechu-booh (Egyptian)Color:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)Difficulty level:
EasyPlanting & CareSunlight:
rich fertile earth that drains well. 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)Water:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.Care:
- Watch for the datura seed pods to turn brown on the plant.
- They will open, revealing ripe seeds.
- Although the description of the pods varies slightly among the species, they all have spikes or thorns and turn from green to brown as they mature.
- Collect the seeds.
- Scrape or nick the seeds with a knife.
- This is called scarification.
- It helps germination by penetrating the protective outer layer of seeds.
- Soak the seeds in a thermos full of warm water for 24 hours.
- Put the seeds on a growing tray and cover them with a thin layer of vermiculite or compost.
- The layer should not block the light; Datura seeds need light to germinate.
- Alternatively put the seeds in a clear plastic bag, and leave it unzipped to let in fresh air.
- The plastic bag helps keep in moisture.
- Place the growing tray or plastic bag on top of a water heater or other place that is at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Keep the seeds moist but not soggy.
- Check them daily to see if they have germinated, which should take from three to eight weeks.
- Remove seeds that have sprouted.
- Fill a pot with a commercial potting medium, poke holes in the soil and plant the seeds in the holes deep enough to cover the roots.
- Moisten the potting medium and place the pot in indirect light.
- Plant the seedlings outdoors in well drained soil in full sun when they have developed true leaves.
- The first leaves to appear will be embryonic seeds called cotyledons.
- The second set of two leaves look like the leaves of the adult plant.