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Plant ID?

Posted by sunnysa 8 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 17, 13 at 16:06

I received this plant at the Spring swap and planted it in a small flower bed. It's really grown. Should I move it? Can anyone ID it? I've already posted it in name that plant but no luck. It's a very flat leaf. Thanks.


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  • Posted by ocgf Z8 (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 17, 13 at 18:17

It reminds me purple Datura.

Omar

Here is a link that might be useful: Datura


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Thanks, Omar. Okay... that gives me two that have said it's Datura. I'll go with that.

They grow pretty big, don't they? I'll have to move it right away.


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Was that a Ballerina Purple Datura I gave you?


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  • Posted by ocgf Z8 (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 17, 13 at 21:43

Daturas are related to brugs. I've seen some like 4-5' tall but most of them reach 2-3'. I've heard they respond well to fertilizers and good drainage.

Omar


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Joey, did you? I brought home so many plants, I don't remember who gave it to me. If you did, thank you. I remember that you gave two plants, but I don't recall the names.

Omar, I think I've confused the two in the past. That's why I didn't think it was a Datura. I'm happy to learn what it is. Thanks.


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Just remember that Daturas are highly toxic so if you have a pet that chews on plants, make sure they can't get at it.


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And take care not to rub your eyes or nose after you handle the leaves. I have lots of the white one and my dog toodles around it and even under it. If I handle it I have to rinse my sinuses in a hot shower as soon as I come in.
Transplant
ASAP and keep some soil on that long root for a smooth transition.


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the purple datura in the front is 6` tall and the yellow one in back is 5`. I`ve had the purple reach 10` in the past
Tally Ho!


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