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52 degrees, too cold for potted tropical?
« on: October 05, 2018, 12:21:15 PM »
Just curious if thatís too cold for tropicals? I donít want to bring them in as it going to warm up on Monday but I donít want to cause any leaf damage either.

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Re: 52 degrees, too cold for potted tropical?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2018, 12:27:46 PM »
Most tropical plants will be just fine at 50 F, although you may see growth slowing down at that temp.

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Re: 52 degrees, too cold for potted tropical?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2018, 05:12:54 PM »
Thank you..Thats what I thought but being they are all potted my concern would be that it would be colder to them. Next week is going to be unseasonably warm so I wanted to keep them outside

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Re: 52 degrees, too cold for potted tropical?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 04:55:21 AM »
Growth stops, and if you overwater them they root rot. Keep them dry.

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Re: 52 degrees, too cold for potted tropical?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 01:00:53 PM »
When evening temperatures drop below 60 degrees F, I bring my miracle berry bush inside.  It does not like anything colder.
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Re: 52 degrees, too cold for potted tropical?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 01:07:17 PM »
Most of my tropicals (Before I'm corrected, Sub-Tropicals) are brought down to low 30's here, wind chill is even lower.
They just go dormant, do not water and check the soil as it is very important bugs, fungus, mold, etc doesn't build up.

 

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