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Daturas: Can I move my datura plant at this point?

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Manning, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2007
11:43 PM

Post #3736630

One of my purple metel datura seedlings in the garden had a difficult time coming back to life after it had been chomped down by a hornworm. I put it in a pot and babied it, and it came back, but I didn't have great hopes for it. I put it back in the garden, and now it's thriving. Problem is, I planted it too close to another plant, thinking it would remain a runt, and the leaves are getting so big, it's going to completely take over the now smaller plant! The dat is about 1 1/2 feet tall; would it be risky to try to uproot it to move it to a roomier spot?
South West, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 14, 2007
11:57 PM

Post #3736661

Ive never had a problem moving them just get as much of the root ball as you can. If it sulks after planting trim back a few of the leaves and take care not to over water.
Good Luck!
Manning, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 15, 2007
1:17 AM

Post #3736905

Thanks Caren! Think I'll give it a try tomorrow...

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