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How do I deal with my Plumbago over winter


By Cestina

South Bohemia, Czech Republic Cz

I have three lovely Plumbago plants in containers in my courtyard. They are in the Czech Republic where temps can drop to minus 30 in the winter. I have no frost free greenhouse but could bring them indoors to my empty house which is kept at 11degC throughout the winter.

Should I pot them down as I do the fuchsias (which are kept in the dark at a lower temp than 11C) before bringing them into the house, should I cut them back, should the compost be kept damp and should they be kept in the light? Or can I treat them as I do the fuchsias and keep them dark and cool?

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I think I'd just move them, in their current containers, to the greenhouse and leave them to die back naturally and revive them next spring by watering and feeding.

14 Aug, 2009


hello again bamboo:-) Sorry, I didn't make myself clear, I have no greenhouse at's either into the house at 11deg or into a dark frostfree place.

My friends have a greenhouse but temps will drop to whatever is going on outside.....

14 Aug, 2009


Have to be in the house then! Along with the hydrangea, presumably.

14 Aug, 2009

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