Dormancy

zachman(7)October 19, 2010

I have recently learned that one of the plants in my small terrarium (a japanese maple in a 10x12" glass container) normally requires a dormancy period for the winter. Is this something I have to worry about? Can I ignore this suggestion or can I somehow simulate a dormancy period in the terrarium?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
domehome(9 CA)

I grow japanese maples outside in zone 9B and they lose all their leaves and go dormant even when it doesn't freeze. A japanse maple is not really a good choice for a terrarium to start with. It's not even semi-tropical and does need the weather changes to be happy. My advice, take it outside, either in a pot or in the ground.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2010 at 2:00AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
moss landscapes under glass
Hi, Although I'm a beginner at bonsai I have been growing...
engwerda
Does anyone know the name of this plant?
Does anyone know the name of this plant?
Aran Yeo
Open Container Terrariums?
Hi, I've got a terrarium that is completely open at...
RainboWoman
Want to get a terrarium lots of questions need suggestions pleas
I want to get a terrarium, I've thought about it for...
yurtle.the.turtle
overwintering maidenhair fern in cloche
In the late fall I dug up and potted my Maidenhair...
evday
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™