seeds of Datura metel - devil's trumpet
Datura metel is a shrub-like perennial herb, commonly known as devil's trumpet and metel.
Datura metel grows in the wild in all the warmer parts of the world, and is cultivated worldwide for its chemical and ornamental properties.
All parts of Datura plants contain dangerous levels of highly poisonous tropane alkaloids highly poisonous and may be fatal if ingested by humans or other animals, including livestock and pets. In some places, it is prohibited to buy, sell or cultivate Datura plants.
Datura metel is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine. However, the ingestion of D. metel in any form is dangerous and should be treated with extreme caution.
Growing from seeds:
easy to grow. Let seeds soak with water for about 20 hours, then sow about 1cm deep into moist compost. At temperatures of about 20°C germination will start within 3-4 weeks