What is the potting method of thorn apple (Datura stramonium)?

Thorn apple (Datura stramonium) likes a warm and sunny environment, and the soil is preferably sandy soil with fertile and good drainage.

Note: Thorn apple, whose scientific name is datura stramonium), is commonly known as thorn apple, jimsonweed (jimson weed), devil’s snare, or devil’s trumpet.

Flower lovers who know about plants know that thorn apple (Datura stramonium) is a poisonous plant, but it is a very enchanting plant with a very fragrant taste.

If we can grow this plant, it seems to be a good choice.

Next, let’s talk about how to plant thorn apple (Datura stramonium) potted plants.

1. How about thorn apple (Datura stramonium)

(1) Habit of thorn apple (Datura stramonium)

Thorn apple (Datura stramonium) likes a warm and sunny environment.

It has no strict requirements for soil, and it is better to use sandy soil with fertile and good drainage.

Careful friends will find that wild thorn apple (Datura stramonium) often grows in fields, ditches, roadsides, river banks, hillsides and other places.

So when we collect basin soil, we can dig enough soil in these places.

Of course, we should make sure that the soil in these places is not chemically polluted.

(2) Basin selection

Flowerpots should have drainage holes at the bottom, and they can be large or small.

But we’d better use a big one.

Because small flowerpots can’t provide enough nutrition when thorn apple (Datura stramonium) grows up.

Then we need to change the basin, and it will be more troublesome.

(3) Sow

The seeds of thorn apple (Datura stramonium) can be directly sown into the soil without treatment.

Generally, the sowing time is from March to April, and it is better to sow in April.

Before sowing, we first expose the collected soil to the sun for 2 days for disinfection.

After sowing, we should water it once, and then water it on time to keep the soil moist, so as to sprout.

2. Maintenance of thorn apple (Datura stramonium)

(1) Fertilization

When we fertilize thorn apple (Datura stramonium), we can sprinkle some rotten yogurt or rotten chicken manure around the basin as base fertilizer.

When thorn apple (Datura stramonium) grows flower buds, we should apply one-time flower promoting fertilizer based on phosphorus and potassium fertilizer.

At ordinary times, we should focus on nitrogen fertilizer, so as to promote the growth of branches and leaves of thorn apple (Datura stramonium).

(2) Watering

The watering of thorn apple (Datura stramonium) does not have too many requirements, and it is generally dry and wet.

When the temperature rises, we can pour more water to keep the soil moist.

(3) Temperature and light

Except that when the temperature is too high in midsummer and the sun is too hot, we should put the flowerpot in a semi shade, we should give thorn apple (Datura stramonium) plenty of light at other times.

Because thorn apple (Datura stramonium) is a photophile plant, and insufficient light will affect its growth.

In winter, we have to move it indoors to the sunny place.

We should keep the room temperature above 5 ℃, otherwise it will cause yellow leaves or fallen leaves.

(4) Pruning

In spring, we should trim the dead branches after thorn apple (Datura stramonium) leaves the house.

If the pot plant is too high or off foot, it will affect the viewing. Therefore, we must make appropriate short cutting to promote its germination of new branches and renew the plant.


We should be careful when we add too much apple dartrum, so we should not eat too much apple dartrum.

If we want to trim thorn apple (Datura stramonium), we’d better wear gloves and rinse the scissors after trimming.

We’d better not keep thorn apple (Datura stramonium) indoors.

And if there is a child at home, tell the child not to touch thorn apple (Datura stramonium).

In addition, we should not let poultry eat thorn apple (Datura stramonium), because thorn apple (Datura stramonium) is also toxic to livestock.

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