Fragrant or winged decorative tobacco
This delicate plant came to us from Central America and quickly gained popularity among flower growers due to the unique aroma of its beautiful large flowers. In a warm climate, tobacco grows as a perennial rhizome bush, in the middle lane it is grown as an annual.
Description of decorative fragrant tobacco, or winged tobacco
Aromatic tobacco in nature is common in South and Central America.
Winged tobacco, or decorative tobacco, or fragrant tobacco (Nicotiana alata) - a type of decorative herbaceous plants from the genus Tobacco of the Solanaceae family (Solanaceae).
This is a fairly large compact plant, with regular watering reaching a height of 60-80 cm. Stalks and leaves of tobacco are covered with special glandular hairs that help trap moisture from the dew and protect tobacco from the burning sun.
Near the roots, the leaves are large, closer to the apex their size decreases. General view of tobacco resembles a pyramid.
Large fragrant flowers about 6 cm in diameter are collected in group inflorescences, open in the evenings or in cloudy weather and emit a wonderful delicate aroma. The flower consists of a long tube and a white star-shaped limb, similar to morning glory or bindweed.
Care for fragrant tobacco
Sweet tobacco is not too demanding to care for, but regular watering prolongs flowering and enhances the aroma of flowers. The soil is suitable for any, fertilized with humus. Tobacco is a strong plant, calmly tolerating a lack of moisture, shading, and a drop in temperature.
Reproduction and transplantation
The fragrant flower propagates with small spherical seeds, which should be planted in early April. It tolerates transplantation. The distance between individual plants should be at least 30 cm.
Tobacco is resistant to pests and diseases. This fragrant plant can be successfully grown on balconies in the summer.