This is a beautiful plant, no?
Okay, maybe not. But it will be!
This is a 3 year old Brugmansia, also known as an Angel’s Trumpet. It may not look like much now, but in just a few months this will be a spectacular 8+ foot tall plant with beautiful, pendulous trumpet flowers.
Each fall, we chop it down to roughly 18″ stalks and haul it down to the basement. No easy feat, as you can imagine this sucker is HEAVY. Last year’s casualty was a sore back and a few nasty bruises.
To overwinter this plant, we put it in a cool dark place and let it go dormant by only watering about once a month. Once this plant gets back into the sunlight with regular watering, it bounces right back to life.
(bike tires not necessary for successful overwintering)
In addition to this monster plant, we have about 4-5 other plans that spend the winter in our basement. They usually look like they’re on the verge of death by the time spring comes but we haven’t lost one yet.
Anyone got any experience or advice on overwintering plants?