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Cotton plant

Posted by flowerpower326 z6 nj (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 15, 05 at 10:51

I recently purchased a plant marked teatime hibiscus. Turns out it's a cotton plant. How can I overwinter this plant?


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RE: Cotton plant

Either save some seeds or bring the plant into your garage (as long as it doesn't get below 32 in there).


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RE: Cotton plant

Do you mean that your Hibiscus sabdariffa is actually a plain ol' cotton plant? I'm curious as to 'wot happened?'


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How do you know it's a cotton plant? Did it get cotton bolls? There are other hibiscus that look like cotton, but aren't.


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I had no idea cotton was a hibiscus.


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Virginian, cotton is not a hibiscus, but is a member of the same family, Malvaceae. Cotton belongs to another plant genus (Gossypium). There are quite a few similarities within the family, and I can see how it would be easy to get mixed up....though the chances of coming across plain ol' cotton at a garden center seems a little remote.


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I doubt it's plain old cotton. Isn't it against the law to grow cotton as a garden plant?? Something about the controll of the Weavel infestation or some sort of problem. I remember reading something about it at the local farm seed store, in Alabama.


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I hope it's not illegal:) I think it's pretty starnge that I wound up woth a cotton plant instead f a Hibiscus.LOL


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