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How to Grow Thorn Apple

Datura Germination Information

Datura is the botanical name for Thorn Apple
Datura Seed Germination How to Sow Datura:
  • For best results, sow indoors 2-3 months before planting outdoors and cover the seeds with four times their thickness in soil
  • Alternate the temperature between 68° F nights and 86° F days
  • Seed germinates in 15-30 days
  • Sow outdoors, after danger of frost is past covering the seeds
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Datura:
Spacing: Pot up or space 18 inches apart in the sunny garden

Soil: Grow in well-drained soil, and keep soil somewhat dry

Additional Care: Water plants lightly and feed monthly with a balanced fertilizer. Keep plant in light

Appearance and Use:

Large trumpet-shaped blooms are borne on plants ideal for beds, containers, or greenhouse growth


Metel (Hindu Datura): An annual 2-5 feet tall, with strongly scented erect, trumpet-like blooms of white, yellow, or purple. Shiny round fruits

Stramonium (Jimson Weed): An annual, 5 feet tall, with oak-like leaves and trumpetshaped blooms of white and violet

About Datura:
Pronunciation:  då-tu’-rå
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Solanaceae; native to tropical America, Mexico, and Europe
Common Name:Thorn Apple