Asked on Jun 29, 2017

Devils trumpet or Angels trumpet? And how do I get rid of it?

by Elliot
I have a plant and I'm unsure whethe it's the Devils trumpet or Angels trumpet, either way I want to get rid of it. I did touch the flower (with my nail) and I'm unsure whether I should worry or not. I'm very worried because I have 2 childre, and I want it out so they can be safer, even if I shouldn't worry. Could I possibly just yank it out with gloves or do I need a fertilizer? The flowers recently fell of on their own and that's when I touched it. Is there a safe, proper, and permanent way I could get rid of it?
  8 answers
  • Suzette Suzette on Jun 29, 2017

    Hi Elliot, I found an article that is pretty interesting.

    It doesn't talk about getting rid of it, but If It were in my yard, I would used gloves and a little shovel to get the roots.

    Good luck!

  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 29, 2017

    Hello Elliot, I recommend pouring boiling water on it then shake salt on it. A lot of salt. This method will kill any plant. Hope this helps.

  • Nena Hodges Nena Hodges on Jun 29, 2017

    I don't think you have to be too worried. Just wash your hands with soap and water after you touched the plant. It does appear to be a devil's trumpet. You should be able to pull it up with gloves on, but if you're concerned you should get a professional to remove it. (landscaper?) You could take a sample to your local county agent for accurate identification and proper means of disposal.

    I think the main danger with devil's trumpets is when it is literally eaten. But you never know when a child or animal might ingest some of it, so I guess you're better safe than sorry.

  • Devil's trumpet. Just dig it out and dispose. Only harmful if ingested. If you have kids and / or pets, yes I would remove, this plant is tint, won't take much to remove. If you want to kill quickly, pour vinegar on it while in the sun, will die quickly.

  • Linda Hutchinson Linda Hutchinson on Jun 30, 2017

    My Angel's Trumpet is orange - and quite weedy. However, if you spray it repeatedly, per instructions, with a good grass and brush killer, you will kill it all off eventually.

  • Kathy Niesen Kathy Niesen on Jun 30, 2017

    There is a plant in the desert (Yucca Valley) that resembles a lily but they are really poisonous when digested. I suggest that you did it up as soon as possible and bag and throw them away in order to prevent any consumption by children or aminals. Hope this helps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 09, 2023

    I keep a box of disposable vinyl gloves on hand for this type of thing. Better safe then sorry.