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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
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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!
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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
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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.
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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.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 13, 2015 11:30 AM CST
That's a good rule-of-thumb, Anne. Thumbs up
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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.
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Xeramtheum
Feb 13, 2015 12:10 PM CST
Always works for me Ken!
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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.
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drdawg
Feb 13, 2015 1:24 PM CST
That's for sure. Sunburned leaves are not a pretty sight. Sticking tongue out
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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.

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