Plumeria forum: sub-freezing temperatures

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jan 5, 2014 8:07 AM CST
For those of you in the path of this brutal arctic blast of cold air, keep in mind that IF you are storing your tropical plants in an unheated garage or attic, you may lose most if not all of your plants. Three years ago, I lost dozens of plumeria stored in the garage and attic (placed on top of heating ducts!) when we had similar temperatures over a two-day period. Your garage and attic will get down to about the same temperature as that outside.
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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Jan 6, 2014 7:28 PM CST
Thankfully, I store my dormant plumeria in my basement, along with my other tropical plants. My garage is bone chilling cold right now. We're at 15 degrees and dropping to a low of 7 degrees tonight, and the wind chill will be minus whatever.

I'm glad that I have the room to keep the plants safe. I'm so sorry to hear that you lost so many plants 3 years ago.

Annette
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 6, 2014 9:06 PM CST
Thanks, Annette. I have now replaced them all and have double or triple the plumeria I had back then. I learned a hard lesson and learned it well.
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