Cultivating an angel's trumpet plant is relatively easy, as you can generate new plants with either cuttings or seeds, so you can get a lot from these tips for angel trumpet propagation.
The angel's trumpet plant is a hearty, sun-loving plant that produces masses of trumpet-shaped, fragrant blossoms. You'll need to proceed with caution, however, as all parts of the plant are poisonous. You'll need to protect your hands as you work, and keep all of your cuttings and seeds out of the reach of children and pets.
Your angel's trumpet plant will produce large pods, full of seeds. Allow the pods to dry on the vine, and pull them down. Since angel's trumpet seeds to not store well, you'll need to plant them quickly. No matter how you store the seeds, they will not keep for years. In the early spring, when the last chance of frost has past, plant your seeds individually, about 1/4 inch deep and 6 to 8 feet apart. Keep the seeds moist, but not wet. It can take up to 6 weeks for the seeds to sprout.
Take your cuttings in the late summer. Trim a 3- to 4-inch section, making your cut right above an emerging leaf. Remove the leaves from the bottom inch of your cutting, and dip the cutting in rooting compound. You can find rooting compound in most garden stores; it encourages the plants to put out roots much faster. Place your cuttings in small pots filled with a combination of peat and potting soil. Keep the soil moist, but avoid drenching your plants with large amounts of water. Make sure each plant is kept separate; don't let the leaves of adjacent plants touch. Alternately, you can take your cuttings and place them in clear jars with water. Place the jars in a sunny location and refill the water if it grows murky or evaporates. The clear glass will allow you to see the roots as they emerge.
Follow these easy tips to quickly and painlessly propagate your angel’s trumpet plants.