What is an Angel Trumpet?
Angel Trumpets are a type of flowering shrub native to South America. The plant has large trumpet-shaped flowers that can grow up to 12 inches wide, and their colors range from white to yellow or pink. In addition, the foliage of these plants is often used as a decorative item in gardens and landscapes due to its lush green leaves.
Propagating Angel Trumpets
There are several methods for propagating angel trumpets – one of which includes planting seeds directly into the ground or starting them indoors. When planting seed outdoors, it’s best done in late spring or summer when the temperature stays consistently warm. Seeds should be planted at least 6 inches apart and covered lightly with soil before watering them regularly until they germinate (usually 7-14 days).
When propagating angel trumpets indoors, start by soaking the seeds overnight in lukewarm water before sowing them evenly on top of moist potting soil or vermiculite (which helps retain moisture). Place a clear plastic bag over your container of plants and set it somewhere warm with plenty of sunlight (around 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit will do just fine). Once your seedlings have grown two sets of true leaves, transplant them into individual pots filled with quality potting mix – making sure not to disturb their roots too much during this process!
Taking Care Of Angel Trumpets
After your angel trumpets have been successfully propagated, they will require ongoing care in order to thrive:
• Provide adequate sunlight – ideally 6 hours per day • Water regularly; however avoid overwatering as this can cause root rot • Fertilize every other month using a balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10 • Prune off dead branches/flowers periodically for healthy growth • Watch out for pests such pest mealybugs which may attack stems & leaves • Ensure containers have enough drainage holes so excess water can escape
Propagating angel trumpets can be an enjoyable task if you follow all necessary steps correctly! With proper care and maintenance you will soon reap the rewards via beautiful blooms throughout springtime months – ensuring that your garden looks fantastic all year round!