Floripondio care guide

Brugmansia arborea with flowers

El Floripondio, whose scientific name is Brugmansia arborea, is a shrub that grows in South America, and that can reach 7 meters in height. Despite its size, it tolerates pruning very well, so it can be had in all kinds of gardens, and even in a large pot decorating the patio.

Its flowers are very pretty, trumpet-shaped, and give off a very pleasant aroma. Would you like to know how to grow it? 

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Brugmansia arborea

The Floripondio, also known by the names of Jimson weed, Trumpeter or Tree of trumpets, is a deciduous shrub that blooms from summer to autumn. It is a plant with a high ornamental value; Nevertheless, it is very toxicSo much so that it should not be planted where there are children or pets. In addition, to handle it safely, it is important that we put on gloves beforehand, since simply rubbing it can cause itching.

Taking this into account, and that all its parts pose a high risk to human health if ingested, It can only be planted in those areas where they do not pose a danger to any living being.


Brugmansia arborea

If you want to have a specimen, provide it with this care and it will grow wonderfully 🙂:

  • Location: semi-shadow.
  • Irrigation: regular, two to three times a week.
  • Subscriber: from spring to late summer with organic fertilizers, such as guano or worm castings.
  • Pruning: can be pruned at the end of winter, when the risk of frost has passed.
  • Land: rich, with good drainage.
  • Multiplication: by seeds and by semi-woody cuttings in spring.
  • Rusticity: it is very sensitive to cold. It supports very mild and short-term frosts of up to -2ºC. In the event that you live in an area where the winter temperature is lower, you can put it inside the home, in a room where a lot of natural light enters.

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  1.   Laura said

    Very good information! Thanks

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Thank you. 🙂

  2.   Raul Espinosa said

    Monica I have been seeing everywhere an answer to why the leaves of the floripondio show damage as if some chewing insect bites them but I have even seen them with a magnifying glass and nothing is seen.
    I took pictures of the leaves, nobody knows how to give me an answer, I have some agronomist friends who didn't have an explanation either.

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Raul.
      Treat it with potassium soapthe diatomaceous earth. They both sell them on amazon, and online stores.
      It will go well 🙂
      A greeting.

  3.   Mª Adela said

    I want to know how to combat floripondio diseases. Thanks

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Mª Adela.

      What problems does your plant have? If you want, send us some photos of your floripondio to our Facebook, and so we can help you better.

      It is that each plague, and each disease have a little different treatments 🙂


  4.   Ivonne said

    We have a Floripondio that receives direct sun. We are in summer, and these days the temperatures are around 30 °
    It is quite small, we planted it last year and while it was small we covered it from the sun in the hours when it was very strong, but now it has grown and we cannot cover it. All the leaves are falling off, even though we water it every day. What should we do?

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Ivonne.

      My advice is that you stop watering it every day 🙂 It does not need so much water, even if it is hot.
      In my area we have a maximum of 38ºC every summer and it is watered about 3 or at most 4 times a week.

      How tall is he? It occurs to me that maybe you can put an umbrella or something similar. In any case, it is a plant that can be in the sun, although it does take time to get used to it.


      1.    Ivonne said

        Yes last summer we put an umbrella on it, now it grew a little taller and no longer covers it. Thank you very much for the advice, I will try not to water it then every day, I believed on the contrary, that so much sun made the leaves yellow and that is why I watered it more. In a few more days I will tell you.

        1.    Monica Sanchez said

          Hello again.

          Better wait a month, let's see how 🙂
          In a few days, its leaves may continue to turn yellow, until it finally acclimatizes and begins to grow green leaves.

          Likewise, if you have any further questions, contact us whenever you want.