Overwintering Agapanthus - Knowledgebase Question

Florissant, MO
Question by mcniemeier
May 24, 2005
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.


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Answer from NGA
May 24, 2005

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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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