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Angels trumpet
Plant Care Instructions By Steve Brigham

In coastal Southern California, Angel\'s Trumpets are large, fast-growing evergreen shrubs which bloom heavily in cycles throughout the year (the only exceptions are the various types of Brugmansia sanguinea, which do not bloom well in warm weather). Grow Angel\'s Trumpets in a wind-protected spot -- full sun is fine near the coast, but partial shade is best in warmer areas a few miles inland. Keep Angel\'s Trumpets well-fed and watered, and you\'ll have better bloom and fewer problems with insect pests. Remember that all parts of these plants are poisonous.

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These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 22, 23, 24
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Water

        Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

    • Protect

        Protect from frosts, should they occur.

  • February
    • Water

        Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

  • March
    • Buy

        Buy plants in containers from nurseries, or order by mail.

    • Plant

        Plant plants in rich soil, using plenty of soil amendment.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Angel's Trumpets are heavy feeders!

    • Water

        Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

    • Prune

        Prune to shape, if necessary.

    • Mulch

        Mulch to conserve water use and keep roots cool.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Keep your plants growing vigorously by watering and feeding regularly, and you'll have far fewer pest problems. Spraying the leaves when you water to keep foliage clean will help too.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by taking softwood or even hardwood cuttings, which are easy to root in potting soil.

  • April
    • Buy

        Buy plants in containers from nurseries, or order by mail.

    • Plant

        Plant plants in rich soil, using plenty of soil amendment.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Angel's Trumpets are heavy feeders!

    • Water

        Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

    • Prune

        Prune to shape, if necessary.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Keep your plants growing vigorously by watering and feeding regularly, and you'll have far fewer pest problems. Spraying the leaves when you water to keep foliage clean will help too.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by taking softwood or even hardwood cuttings, which are easy to root in potting soil.

  • May
    • Buy

        Buy plants in containers from nurseries, or order by mail.

    • Plant

        Plant plants in rich soil, using plenty of soil amendment

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Angel's Trumpets are heavy feeders!

    • Water

        Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

    • Prune

        Prune to shape, if necessary.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Keep your plants growing vigorously by watering and feeding regularly, and you'll have far fewer pest problems. Spraying the leaves when you water to keep foliage clean will help too.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by taking softwood or even hardwood cuttings, which are easy to root in potting soil.

  • June
    • Buy

        Buy plants in containers from nurseries, or order by mail.

    • Plant

        Plant plants in rich soil, using plenty of soil amendment.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Angel's Trumpets are heavy feeders!

    • Water

        Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

    • Prune

        Prune to shape, if necessary.

    • Mulch

        Mulch to conserve water use and keep roots cool.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Keep your plants growing vigorously by watering and feeding regularly, and you'll have far fewer pest problems. Spraying the leaves when you water to keep foliage clean will help too.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by taking softwood or even hardwood cuttings, which are easy to root in potting soil.

  • July
    • Buy

        Buy plants in containers from nurseries, or order by mail.

    • Plant

        Plant plants in rich soil, using plenty of soil amendment.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Angel's Trumpets are heavy feeders!

    • Water

        Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

    • Prune

        Prune to shape, if necessary.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Keep your plants growing vigorously by watering and feeding regularly, and you'll have far fewer pest problems. Spraying the leaves when you water to keep foliage clean will help too.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by taking softwood or even hardwood cuttings, which are easy to root in potting soil.

  • August
    • Buy

        Buy plants in containers from nurseries, or order by mail.

    • Plant

        Plant plants in rich soil, using plenty of soil amendment.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Angel's Trumpets are heavy feeders!

    • Water

        Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

    • Prune

        Prune to shape, if necessary.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Keep your plants growing vigorously by watering and feeding regularly, and you'll have far fewer pest problems. Spraying the leaves when you water to keep foliage clean will help too.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by taking softwood or even hardwood cuttings, which are easy to root in potting soil.

  • September
    • Buy

        Buy plants in containers from nurseries, or order by mail.

    • Plant

        Plant plants in rich soil, using plenty of soil amendment.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Angel's Trumpets are heavy feeders!

    • Water

        Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

    • Prune

        Prune to shape, if necessary.

    • Mulch

        Mulch to conserve water use and keep roots cool.

    • Protect

        Protect from hot, dry winds.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Keep your plants growing vigorously by watering and feeding regularly, and you'll have far fewer pest problems. Spraying the leaves when you water to keep foliage clean will help too.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by taking softwood or even hardwood cuttings, which are easy to root in potting soil.

  • October
    • Buy

        Buy plants in containers from nurseries, or order by mail.

    • Plant

        Plant plants in rich soil, using plenty of soil amendment.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Angel's Trumpets are heavy feeders!

    • Water

        Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

    • Protect

        Protect from hot, dry winds.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Keep your plants growing vigorously by watering and feeding regularly, and you'll have far fewer pest problems. Spraying the leaves when you water to keep foliage clean will help too.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by taking softwood or even hardwood cuttings, which are easy to root in potting soil.

  • November
    • Water

        Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

    • Protect

        Protect from hot, dry winds.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Keep your plants growing vigorously by watering and feeding regularly, and you'll have far fewer pest problems. Spraying the leaves when you water to keep foliage clean will help too.

  • December
    • Water

        Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

    • Protect

        Protect from frosts, should they occur. Protect from hot, dry winds.

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • Buy

            When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • March

              Buy plants in containers from nurseries, or order by mail.

            • April

              Buy plants in containers from nurseries, or order by mail.

            • May

              Buy plants in containers from nurseries, or order by mail.

            • June

              Buy plants in containers from nurseries, or order by mail.

            • July

              Buy plants in containers from nurseries, or order by mail.

            • August

              Buy plants in containers from nurseries, or order by mail.

            • September

              Buy plants in containers from nurseries, or order by mail.

            • October

              Buy plants in containers from nurseries, or order by mail.

          • Plant

            When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • March

              Plant plants in rich soil, using plenty of soil amendment.

            • April

              Plant plants in rich soil, using plenty of soil amendment.

            • May

              Plant plants in rich soil, using plenty of soil amendment

            • June

              Plant plants in rich soil, using plenty of soil amendment.

            • July

              Plant plants in rich soil, using plenty of soil amendment.

            • August

              Plant plants in rich soil, using plenty of soil amendment.

            • September

              Plant plants in rich soil, using plenty of soil amendment.

            • October

              Plant plants in rich soil, using plenty of soil amendment.

          • Sow Seeds

            When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • Fertilize

              When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • March

                Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Angel\'s Trumpets are heavy feeders!

              • April

                Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Angel\'s Trumpets are heavy feeders!

              • May

                Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Angel\'s Trumpets are heavy feeders!

              • June

                Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Angel\'s Trumpets are heavy feeders!

              • July

                Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Angel\'s Trumpets are heavy feeders!

              • August

                Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Angel\'s Trumpets are heavy feeders!

              • September

                Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Angel\'s Trumpets are heavy feeders!

              • October

                Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Angel\'s Trumpets are heavy feeders!

            • Water

              Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

              • February

                Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

              • March

                Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

              • April

                Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

              • May

                Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

              • June

                Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

              • July

                Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

              • August

                Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

              • September

                Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

              • October

                Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

              • November

                Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

              • December

                Water regularly, especially during hot weather.

            • Prune

              When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • March

                Prune to shape, if necessary.

              • April

                Prune to shape, if necessary.

              • May

                Prune to shape, if necessary.

              • June

                Prune to shape, if necessary.

              • July

                Prune to shape, if necessary.

              • August

                Prune to shape, if necessary.

              • September

                Prune to shape, if necessary.

            • Mulch

              Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • March

                Mulch to conserve water use and keep roots cool.

              • June

                Mulch to conserve water use and keep roots cool.

              • September

                Mulch to conserve water use and keep roots cool.

            • Protect

              When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Protect from frosts, should they occur.

              • September

                Protect from hot, dry winds.

              • October

                Protect from hot, dry winds.

              • November

                Protect from hot, dry winds.

              • December

                Protect from frosts, should they occur. Protect from hot, dry winds.

            • Pest/Disease Inspection

              What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • February

                Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

              • March

                Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

              • April

                Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

              • May

                Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

              • June

                Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

              • July

                Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

              • August

                Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

              • September

                Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

              • October

                Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

              • November

                Watch for leaf-chewing insect pests and snails.

            • Treat for Pest/Disease

              How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • March

                Keep your plants growing vigorously by watering and feeding regularly, and you\'ll have far fewer pest problems. Spraying the leaves when you water to keep foliage clean will help too.

              • April

                Keep your plants growing vigorously by watering and feeding regularly, and you\'ll have far fewer pest problems. Spraying the leaves when you water to keep foliage clean will help too.

              • May

                Keep your plants growing vigorously by watering and feeding regularly, and you\'ll have far fewer pest problems. Spraying the leaves when you water to keep foliage clean will help too.

              • June

                Keep your plants growing vigorously by watering and feeding regularly, and you\'ll have far fewer pest problems. Spraying the leaves when you water to keep foliage clean will help too.

              • July

                Keep your plants growing vigorously by watering and feeding regularly, and you\'ll have far fewer pest problems. Spraying the leaves when you water to keep foliage clean will help too.

              • August

                Keep your plants growing vigorously by watering and feeding regularly, and you\'ll have far fewer pest problems. Spraying the leaves when you water to keep foliage clean will help too.

              • September

                Keep your plants growing vigorously by watering and feeding regularly, and you\'ll have far fewer pest problems. Spraying the leaves when you water to keep foliage clean will help too.

              • October

                Keep your plants growing vigorously by watering and feeding regularly, and you\'ll have far fewer pest problems. Spraying the leaves when you water to keep foliage clean will help too.

              • November

                Keep your plants growing vigorously by watering and feeding regularly, and you\'ll have far fewer pest problems. Spraying the leaves when you water to keep foliage clean will help too.

            • Transplant

              When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • Propagate

                When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • March

                  Propagate by taking softwood or even hardwood cuttings, which are easy to root in potting soil.

                • April

                  Propagate by taking softwood or even hardwood cuttings, which are easy to root in potting soil.

                • May

                  Propagate by taking softwood or even hardwood cuttings, which are easy to root in potting soil.

                • June

                  Propagate by taking softwood or even hardwood cuttings, which are easy to root in potting soil.

                • July

                  Propagate by taking softwood or even hardwood cuttings, which are easy to root in potting soil.

                • August

                  Propagate by taking softwood or even hardwood cuttings, which are easy to root in potting soil.

                • September

                  Propagate by taking softwood or even hardwood cuttings, which are easy to root in potting soil.

                • October

                  Propagate by taking softwood or even hardwood cuttings, which are easy to root in potting soil.

              • Harvest

                When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • Special requirements

                  Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
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