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Name: Gary Simpson
Cannelton, IN (Zone 6b)
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simcactus
Apr 4, 2016 5:58 PM CST
I finally get most of my plants outside and now am expecting a temperature of 29 deg.
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Looking at the plant database, I couldn't find the temperature tolerance for the Aloe vera. Is there anyplace you can find this info. for plants?
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 4, 2016 6:44 PM CST
29* is not a killer frost if the temp just bounces off that mark and immediately warms up. Its extended cold that will kill your Aloe. But if it's just one plant you are worried about, bring it in for the night.

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Name: Gary Simpson
Cannelton, IN (Zone 6b)
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Apr 4, 2016 7:34 PM CST
Thank You! Daisy
Name: Thijs van Soest
Mesa, AZ (Zone 9b)
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mcvansoest
Apr 4, 2016 7:40 PM CST
What you should consider is if you just watered your plants? Many tender cacti and succulents in pots will be fine at those temperatures if dry, wet could be a different story for some of them. Aloe vera took ~22F for a few hours here in Mesa a few years ago with some minor leaf tip damage - but it is a well established plant in the ground.
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 4, 2016 7:43 PM CST
A potted plant will always show more freeze damage than an in the ground plant. It's the roots you have to worry about. The top will recover.
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Apr 5, 2016 11:19 AM CST
That is not too many plants. You could cover them all with some sheets, blankets, towels, plastic. I've had to do that and it works. Gene
Name: Dee Moore
Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a)
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DomehomeDee
Apr 5, 2016 11:36 AM CST
One more thought. Looks like you have them "under" cover. They should be fine but I'd toss a sheet over them if I thought it was going to get below freezing. I am in zone 9a and we occasionally get a light freeze. The Aloes are all fine with it. Aloe Vera is especially picky though.
Name: Gary Simpson
Cannelton, IN (Zone 6b)
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simcactus
Apr 7, 2016 5:19 PM CST
I haven't watered them yet. A couple more days of 29 and 30 deg. and I think I'll be out of the woods. I live in town, so the temps are usually a degree or two warmer ( according to my thermometer). My side porch is full too and I still have several in the house. I'm just going to let them ride it out. I think they'll be o.k. Thanks for your suggestions! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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Cinta
Apr 7, 2016 6:43 PM CST
I want to take mine out so bad but I know it is not safe until May. It looks like we are going to have an early warm up so I will take them out next week. But I always have blankets and old coats to throw over them.
Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
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LAGardengirl
Apr 17, 2016 2:50 AM CST
I lost 12 plants from a 4 hour frost in January. Most of my Madagascar Euphorbias, my Psuedolithos cubiformis, my Jatropha cathartica, an Operculicarya decaryi... and those are only the ones I can remember (It's too painful, lol) That was a very expensive lesson.
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