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Brugmansias are native to Ecuador, Peru and Columbia and grow mainly on the slopes of the Andes mountains. Members of the Solanaceae, the plant family that includes Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplants, Petunias, etc., Brugmansia is poisonous if eaten, especially the seeds and leaves. However, the late UGA Horticulturist, Paul Thomas (from whom most of the information here is assembled), has grown Brugmansia indoors and out, with lots of pets and children, and none has gotten ill. Handling the plant isn't dangerous. Brugmansias are easy to grow, preferring relatively full sun and regular feeding. Insufficient water doesn't tend to kill them, but such can reduce the chance of spectacular flower displays. Brugmansias don't like 99-degree days. If they're allowed to dry out in that heat, they go into survival mode. Dropping lower leaves and flower buds suggest that the plants are in need of more frequent watering and/or fertilizing. Mulch works wonders in Georgia. Two (or more) strategies are typical for overwintering. One is to dig up the plant, trim it back to solid wood and bring it indoors. Store it in the dark all winter in an unheated basement or in a garage that stays in the 50s at night. Water only if the soil is dry. Brugmansias tend to "go to sleep." Just don't let them freeze. The second approach is the one Dr. Thomas has done most often. Positioned in a bright, south-facing window in a large pot indoors, he has seen Brugmansia bloom in February. In the spring, he suggests trimming away any weak growth and letting the new leaf buds develop in full sun. Once these leaves are a few inches long, the Brugmansia can be planted in-ground. In north Georgia, this is around April 15. South of the Fall Line, folks plant them around April 1. Above adapted from an article by Paul Thomas. For more about container-grown Brugmansias, check the link: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/brugmansia/growing-brugmansias-in-containers.htm Oh - flowers of our Brugmansia are either peach or yellow. Unfortunately, the labels for which color flower each plant produces were lost. And, our Brugmansia have been in pots for about a year now. They were over-wintered outside last year in filtered sun under pine trees, They have not yet bloomed. The two that we have available here in 3-gallon (+-) nursery-type pots are about 4-4.5 feet tall, including the pot.