Some Questions on dormancy and tropicals
I would like to first say R.I.P. Steve Irwin, you will be missed.
Now for the plants. If it helps with answering my questions I live in columbus georgia and the tempretures this winter could go as low as 20 degrees F.
First of i would like to know if my outdoor plants will be fine this winter unprotected or would it help to add a layer of pine straw in late winter? Here are my outdoor plants.
Judith hindle sarr
scarlett belle sarr
Sweet pitcher sarr
White top sarr
Purple pitcher sarr
Leuco x purpurea sarr
Florida giant northern dewthread
Giant staghorn sundew
I imagine the U.S. Native plants would manage well but im a bit iffy about the staghorn. It is very healthy right now and Cobraplant.com says it will go dormant if i let and i want to let it but im afraid it may get to cold for it. we get frost here but never snow. When it gets late winter should i move it in a windowsill in my unheated garage or leave outside? Would my garage keep it dormant or wake it up? i Also plan on putting my N. mranda in the garage for winter. Would this be ok for it? Would it hurt to add some pine-straw over my dormant plants so they dont get to cold?
Now for the outdoor tropical questions. As mentioned above i grow A D. binata dichitoma and N. miranda outdoors and they are happy right now. The plants i want to grow outdoors year round or almost year round are cape sundew, Multifork sundew (D. binata multifada) and maybe a type of pygmy sundew. How would these fair? I know cape sundew and pygmy sundew have no winter dormancy and am unsure if multiforks do or not. Ive heard they do. Ive heard of cape sundews coming back from there roots after a freeze. So would a cape sundew survive year round? I know i would probably have to move the pygmy inside for late winter.