Ask a Question forum: Which one of my plants should go outside

Views: 510, Replies: 10 » Jump to the end
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Feb 13, 2015 7:11 AM CST
I have a lot of tropical plants which ones should go outside come memorial day

A arrowhead vine

a orchid

a dracinena


A coffee plant

A bird of paradise

A money tree

pothos

chineses evergreen

purple heart plant

just to name a few
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Image
Dutchlady1
Feb 13, 2015 7:53 AM CST
Welcome! plantsmylove. I think it would help if we knew what zone you live in! Although I suspect in most parts of the country things are ok to go out by Memorial Day - unless you're in Alaska maybe? Hilarious!
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
My dogs love me; some people don't.
Deer Bookworm Keeper of Poultry Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Georgia
Plant Identifier Rabbit Keeper Composter Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs
Image
greene
Feb 13, 2015 9:22 AM CST
From previous posts I see Minnesota zone 4...brrrr. Maybe Memorial Day might be too soon? Rolling on the floor laughing
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
Image
drdawg
Feb 13, 2015 11:25 AM CST
Momma Nature will dictate the date that things can go out. Some plants can take the 30's, some the 40's and some don't really want anything below 50F. If you are asking about a specific date, well, there is really none. If you are asking about putting tropical plants out in general, in my opinion, every plant flourishes when it has some outside-time.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
http://www.tropicalplantsandmo...
I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
Image
Xeramtheum
Feb 13, 2015 11:29 AM CST
My test for putting things outside is when I can walk around the yard barefoot and my feet don't hurt.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
Image
drdawg
Feb 13, 2015 11:30 AM CST
That's a good rule-of-thumb, Anne. Thumbs up
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
http://www.tropicalplantsandmo...
I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Cat Lover Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Region: California Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener
Image
tarev
Feb 13, 2015 11:36 AM CST
I would analyze the location outside..orientation of the sun for the most part of the day..is it more full sun south facing, or is there a nice west-east light. North side is rather weak, but maybe good for Dracaena's, pothos and money tree.

And best of all, the temperature, particularly the overnight temperatures. I usually try to hold it till I see temps go more stable 50F and higher.

For orchids, would need to know what type it is. Some may require more full sun, some shaded bright area, and again temperature prevailing in your area.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
Image
Xeramtheum
Feb 13, 2015 12:10 PM CST
Always works for me Ken!
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
dyzzypyxxy
Feb 13, 2015 12:41 PM CST
Rule of thumb here for tropicals to not need cold protection is whenever the night temperature will not go below 55deg. I stretch it to 50 sometimes, but . . . why take a chance?

I would think all those plants would do well outside as long as it doesn't get cold at night. Some need to be in the shade, though. Blazing direct sun on a plant that has been indoors can burn foliage, so acclimate them gradually.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
Image
drdawg
Feb 13, 2015 1:24 PM CST
That's for sure. Sunburned leaves are not a pretty sight. Sticking tongue out
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
http://www.tropicalplantsandmo...
I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Feb 13, 2015 4:48 PM CST
Okay.. sounds good. I think I 'll wait till that time I live in zone 4 so the writer was spot on about that.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Ask a Question forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by rocklady and is called "NOID Daylily"