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Brugmansia Culebra - rare (small 10cm high) RESERVE FOR JULY

Brugmansia Culebra - rare (small 10cm high) RESERVE FOR JULY


Rare opportunity to purchase a newly rooted Brugmansia culebra plant. These are very hard to source hence the price but adds a spectacular variety of Brugmansia to any subtropical collection. It is slow growing in comparison to other Brugmansia but if grow correctly you will be rewarded with long lance leaves and beautiful white flowers.


A rare Angel's Trumpet that produces split corolla hanging white petals. The leaves are very narrow, dark green, and hairy. The 20cm fragrant, white flowers are formed of split petals that twist and flare out at the bottom. Culebra Angel's Trumpet is not as large growing and is easily maintained as a smaller plant pot. Culebra is an indian name referring to its serpent-like leaves. Used by Columbian shamens for both medicinal and ceremonial purposes. It is slow growing and prefers more sun and less water than other Brugmansia.


Main Image with permission from John Sheely and his mature B.Culebra in S.Australia.


Cultivar Name: Culebra

Hybridizer:R.E. Schultes

Breeding History Set: candida

Name Status: Established and Accepted

Publication: Bristol (1969)

Year Released: 1953

Species Group Warm

Flower Color: White/Cream

Flower Form: Single

Flower Position: Nodding

Brugmansia Candida perentage. Candida is a cross between B.Versicolor and B.Aurea .


Brugmansia sold  in a 11cm pot at a height of 10 cm secured in a pre-made bespoke box. The plant is secured and anchored in the box, labeled.

  • Growing Notes

    Position: Part-Shade to avoid drying out

    Temperature: 4C - 30C

    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).

    Over wintering

    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

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