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Cold tolerance of Maurelii?

Posted by sfhellwig 6a/b (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 12, 06 at 10:51

I know it has to be brought in or cold stored but I guess this is one of those "when do I bring it in" questions. I have Zebrina and I assume DC and I will only bring them in when we hit the low 40's to high 30's. Is this suitable for the Maurelii? I thought I read that they were pretty tolerant but it has always felt like it has delicate leaves. I just want to make sure I don't cold burn it and have to loose alot of growth. Any input is appreciated.

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RE: Cold tolerance of Maurelii?

The only info I have about hardiness is from the Stoke's Tropicals catalog. It says cold hardy in zone 9 which has a low of 20-30 degreees. I would definitely bring it inside before frost gets on it.

RE: Cold tolerance of Maurelii?

Frost will get the leaves, but surprisingly it grows at rather cold temps. To make sure it is dormant before you cold-store it, bring it in when it's a few degrees above freezing. Don't worry about the leaves, you will have to cut these off anyway before storing cool.


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