B. vulcanicola 'Zunac 4' x sanguinea - Red/Orange/Yellow (USDA 9a - 11)
Brugmansia sold well rooted in a 11cm pot at a height of 25-35cm secured in a pre-made bespoke box. The plant is secured and anchored in the box, labeled and the pot is presented in a natural hemp bag. An opportunity to purchase a rare Brugmansia Vulsa (Vulcanicola Zunac 4 x Sanguinea) flowering a deep red with slight yellow having parentage from both Sanguinea and Vulcanicola. This plant is propagated from our only stock plant grown from seed from BGI. Vulcanicola are found in Columbia in regions of high altitude and even there only isolated plants are found. Growth habit is that of a small tree up to 14 feet tall. The calyx is split one to three times. Leaves are very small with very few hairs and are smooth and shiny growing from 3 ½ inches to 4 inches long. The corolla is tube shaped from 6 to 8 ½ inches. The widest point of the corolla tube is 1". The tubular-shaped flowers are the smallest of all Brugmansia at only 15 to 22 cm (6 to 9 in). Flower life is from 5 to 8 days. Color is green at the base, red in the middle, eventually becoming yellow at the mouth. Fruit is oval shaped and over 5" long with the surface being wrinkled and warty. The vulcanicola is considered to be difficult to grow in hot climates preferring higher altitudes with cooler climates. Vulcanicola may be crossbred with B. arborea, B. X flava, B. sanguinea, and by other vulcanicola.This plant comes from higher elevations than typical Brugmansias, so it used to mild daytime temperatures, and nights that are cool. Temperatures above the 23°C can inhibit flowering, and the plant might decline if temperatures are consistently above 30°C, especially if nights are warm. Flowers: October to June
Position: Part-Shade to avoid drying out
Temperature: 3C - 25C
Water: Kept in moist well drained soil, do not allow to fully dry out.
Feeding: High Potash feed every other day in the growing season (Spring to Autumn)
Pot into a rich compost potting media and position in a sunny spot (part-shade is best). Water freely from spring to autumn and apply a high potash feed frequently (every other day if possible).
During winter, water sparingly and ensure there is a minimum night temperature of 2-3 °C. You can repot, if necessary, in early spring once growth recommences. When it is impractical to increase the pot size, top dress annually by removing a 5-10cm (2-4in) layer of compost and replacing with fresh compost.
Brugmansia is happy to a minimum of 3 °C with no problems. In the UK overwinter in a heated greenhouse or conservatory to retain leaves and slow growth. A garage, shed or unheated greenhouse will protect the plant but it will lose its leaves and then regain them in spring. Heavy fleece will insure the plant survives the coldest parts of winter.
Slugs and snails can be detered by potting grit, slug pellets or beer traps. Other bugs can be treated with garden centre pest sprays. Avoid water logged soil.
All parts are highly toxic if ingested and sap may be an irritant. Caution should be advised to buyers with adventurous pets or small children.
Where gloves when pruning, avoid contact with sap and pollen, wash hands after gardening with Brugmansia. DO NOT INGEST IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.
CAUTION: Never leave children or pets unsupervised around Brugmansia