Plant Care Devil's trumpet

Devil's trumpet

Also known as

Devil's trumpet and Metel

Taxonomy

Datura metel
Datura
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for Devil's trumpet

💦 Water

How often to water your Devil's trumpet

Water needs for Devil's trumpet
0.5 cups
every 9

Devil's trumpet needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Devil's trumpet

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Devil's trumpet in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Devil's trumpet: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Devil's trumpet love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Devil's trumpet does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Devil's trumpet in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Devil's trumpet

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Devil's trumpet: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Devil's trumpet after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Devil's trumpet is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Devil's trumpet →

Common Devil's trumpet Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Devil's trumpet prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Devil's trumpet Water Frequency →

Devil's trumpet Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Devil's trumpet requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Devil's trumpet Light Requirements →

Devil's trumpet Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Devil's trumpet is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


🪴 Soil

Devil's trumpet is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

Best Soil Mix for Devil's trumpet →

When and How to Successfully Repot Devil's trumpet →


💩 Fertilizer

Devil's trumpet grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Devil's trumpet can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Devil's trumpet Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Devil's trumpet

Devil's trumpet

Devil's trumpet


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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