The Q&A Archives: Overwintering Agapanthus

Question: Hello, the problem with living in St. Louis is knowing how to winter tropical plants. My aganpanthus is about to bloom on my patio. Once fall arrives, however, I don't if it will sleep through winter, or what. I've heard there are both deciduous and evergreen varieties. I want to know exactly what will keep it the happiest! I don't have many ideal spots for plants in my home, but I do have a NE facing living room if that helps. Thanks.

Answer: If you have a deciduous agapanthus, the foliage will die down in the fall so it won't make a very pretty houseplant, but it will need to go into a protected place to survive over the winter months. If it's an evergreen, it will look nice but will still need a rest and rather cool temperatures during the winter time. Whichever you have, put the plants in a bright, very cool place at 46 degrees. The plants set the flowers in the winter months and need a resting time. Water very little but do not let the foliage dry out. Repot in early spring when you move the plants back outdoors.

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