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Alejandro45

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Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) Cold Tolerance
« on: September 10, 2018, 12:27:45 PM »
A three year old cutting of kratom has been with me. I planted it in the ground about 6 months ago and she really hasn't seemed to take a strong hold. Wondering if anyone has experience with how cold tolerant this beauties are? Located 11 miles inland in palm beach county zone 10 A.






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Re: Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) Cold Tolerance
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 01:26:00 PM »
I would say they are not frost tolerant, I planted a couple up here in North Central Florida (zone 8-9ish) and they froze to the ground with temps in the upper 20's. One of them has resprouted from the roots. Down in palm beach they should be o.k., they do like lots of water apparently, so plant them near a source of water or somewhere that is regularly irrigated.

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Re: Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) Cold Tolerance
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 02:35:40 PM »
I have noticed that they are thirsty plants aswell. I planted it in a very shaded and dense undergrowth.  Put down 2 inches of mulch. I am impressed that it grew back from the roots!

 

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