Keeping Rex in Northeast

mahzJune 24, 2013

I was wondering if anyone had information on keeping rexes in the Northeast. This is my first time keeping these (they were a gift). What are the requirements for keeping them during the summer, can they be kept outside or are they strictly an indoor plant? ( it can get hot (90s) and humid here). Any ideas on care during the winter as well? Any infomation would be helpful.

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

When I lived in OH I killed a few of these from too little sun, soggy peat. A couple hours of early morning sun should be great. The ones I have here in AL now like that a lot, definitely humid here.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 7:59AM
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JohnnieB(Washington, DC 7a/b)

I've generally had good luck growing rex hybrids both in containers and in the ground in Washington, DC but some rex hybrids are more heat-tolerant than others, so in part it depends on which one you have (unfortunately, most are sold without any names). In general they want bright light but not direct sun, and a moist, well-drained soil or potting mix that doesn't stay too wet, but also never dries out completely. As suggested above, keeping them too wet is probably the surest way to kill them.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 12:05PM
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