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Spin Art in Phoenix?

Posted by 1212dusti 9 (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 6, 14 at 12:25

I recently bought 3 Streps from mail order. One is blooming, the other is putting out several new leaves, but the Spin Art plant, is just sitting in the pot, beside the other 2 and doesn't look too happy. I read that older varieties don't like heat and can croak if temps are over 80. This is Phoenix, is there anyway to save the plant? A shame, because I really like the blooms on Spin Art.

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  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 9, 14 at 22:22

I had Spin Art in Arkansas last year...still have it ;) It seemed fine.

RE: Spin Art in Phoenix?

Lol, glad you are mobile, but that doesn't answer the question. Anyway, I found a lot of information online, and bought some amazing new plant food.

RE: Spin Art in Phoenix?

Spin Art is hardly an older variety. I would think it is about 2005 - 2007.

And yes - growing Streps in Arizona heat is a challenge.

Try this - find a bigger unglazed clay pot, get sphagnum moss - and wrap the outside of a strep pot with it. Stick it in a clay pot and wet the sphagnum. 2 benefits - raises the ambient humidity around the plant - and evaporation through the porous clay surface cools the roots down.
They do not look good in summer in CO too - but comes the fall - they recover.


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