What are the pros? Lovely scent, attractive plant
What are the cons? Small seeds; tedious to sow
I first grew this Nicotiana for novelty's sake about 7 years ago. The flowers are beautiful and they do indeed smell amazing in the evening hours. As the other reviewer mentioned, do put it near a window, as you may enjoy the sight of hummingbirds coming to check out the flowers in addition to the heavenly fragrance wafting indoors.
I had this plant in a 3 gallon pot when I first grew it, and during that time I had to move. When I brought the plant to my new home, my new landlord (and now lifetime friend) was convinced that the Nicotiana deterred mosquitoes, which had been a problem for her at her property for decades. The leaves are incredibly sticky, so from time to time insects get trapped on them.
Sowing the small seeds is definitely annoying, but doing them in six-packs helps for ease of transplanting.
I have seven healthy seedlings at this time, some I plan to let flower, and some I plan to experiment with for tobacco leaf curing. We'll see how it goes!
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