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grandifolium not gigantium
From: Sue Zunino <suez at northcoast.com> on 1998.12.10 at 06:55:33(2800)|
Does anyone know,
I have a Philodendron GRANDIFOLIUM growing outside in zone 9. This past
week or so we have had a couple of 32 F. nights. It hasn't shown a
speck of damage so far and I'm wondering at what point I can expect it
to start dying. We are headed for more nights of 32 F. or below. Is
there anyone who can tell me what I can expect from this plant? I keep
waiting for it to turn brown or whatever they might do when it gets too
cold, but it's putting out another leaf instead. We have had anywhere
from 35 to 38 deg. nights for a couple of weeks now until it finally hit
the 32 mark one night last week. It only stays at this temp. overnight
then warms up to 39-40 degs. daytime. There was frost everywhere this
morning and I suspect there will be more in the morning and possibly a
few more mornings since it's still winter with no sight of spring yet.
From: Craig Smith <craigsmith at sprintmail.com> on 1998.12.10 at 08:26:20(2804)|
Sue Zunino wrote:
> Does anyone know,
> I have a Philodendron GRANDIFOLIUM growing outside in zone 9. This past
> week or so we have had a couple of 32 F. nights. It hasn't shown a
> speck of damage so far and ---------snip--------- There was frost everywhere this|
> morning and I suspect there will be more in the morning and possibly a
> few more mornings since it's still winter with no sight of spring yet.
I have found that almost any cover will protect a plant from freezing and
even a few degrees below freezing. I have amaryllis and tuberous
begonias that I like to enjoy during the nice weather that follows
several frosts here in upstate New York. I throw a large piece of
plastic or a sheet over them and they do just fine. Since the ground
isn't frozen, it radiates some warmth and the plastic keeps it around the
plants. It also keeps down the radiation upward to the clear sky at
night. I have had the leaves that touch the plastic freeze but the plant
We have petunias in the yard right now - even a couple of buds.
Craig (near Rochester NY)
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