Garden Tips

Winter trumpets hibernate - so they survive the cold season very well

Angel's trumpets are plants that are easy to care for. Only in winter do you have to take some precautions to survive the cold season.

Angel trumpets are not winter hardy Angel trumpets owe their name to the beautiful, trumpet-shaped calyxes. With a little care, garden friends can enjoy the pink, yellow, white or even orange flowers in summer. But always remember: the nightshade family originally comes from South America and is therefore not used to the cold winters with us.

So that she can survive the cold season vigorously and healthily, you have to consider a few things during the winter.

The right location in winter: bright and cool

As soon as the temperatures drop below freezing at night, it's time to take the angel trumpets from the garden to a warmer place. The plants hibernate best in bright locations at a temperature of around 13 ° C. The great thing is: Under these conditions, the leaves and flowers retain their bright colors until the deepest winter.

A heated greenhouse is perfect for the angel's trumpet in winter. If you do not have a greenhouse, the winter garden, corridors with windows or the staircase are also suitable locations. Angel's trumpets also hibernate undamaged in a normally heated living room. The plants form new shoots in winter when they are warm, but you can simply remove them when you put them out in spring.

Dark locations such as the cellar are not ideal for wintering angel trumpets, but they do not harm the plants either. However, they gradually lose their leaves and need more time to grow in spring. The temperature in a dark location should be 5 to 7 ° C and never drop to freezing point.

➤ But be careful:

As beautiful as they bloom, angel trumpets are extremely poisonous. Please keep this in mind when choosing the winter location. Small children like to touch everything around them and then put their fingers in their mouths. Therefore, do not allow children to play unsupervised near angel trumpets.

Cut back angel trumpets for the winter

Large angel trumpets often cause space problems during wintering, which can be easily solved by cutting back. However, it can happen that the angel's trumpet will bloom later next year if you go too radical. It is best to proceed according to the principle: as much as necessary, as little as possible. Therefore, do not cut deeper than half an arm length above the lowest branch fork. You can then take the clippings straight away to multiply the angel's trumpet.

Watering angel trumpets during the winter

Angel trumpets have a very high water requirement in the growing season, which drops significantly in the winter resting phase. Water the plants sparingly and use lukewarm water. If moisture is felt in the upper part of the bucket, you do not have to water the angel's trumpet. Fertilization is generally not necessary during the winter.