Plumeria forum: protecting my very young plumerias

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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Dec 22, 2016 4:45 AM CST
i have a cat now which caused me to put outside on the porch all my indoor plants and the ritual of bringing in the house non frost free plants is a problem now.i thought of two ideas1/to leave them outside but wrap there 3 lbranches(talking about 1 year old plumerias i grew from cuttings)with old shirts of mine (how about the roots arent they in danger of frost?
2/to bring them indoors but to create an anti cat system(what is it?) i have one 2.5 meters high and it is sitting very happy in the planter urinating and pooing.it seems like i cannot get the planters high enough to distract the cat.
maybe smell?
maybe sound?
maybe texture?
alluminium foil? slipery wet surface greesy?
thanks for your help
david sevitt
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DaisyI
Dec 22, 2016 8:39 PM CST
Hi David,

Nice to hear from you again.

Yes, cats are a problem. Luckily, my cat is old and fat and needs a stool to reach her food bowl on the counter in the butler's pantry. Smiling

My cat, when she was younger and slimmer, was discouraged by set mouse traps (most cats are fast enough that they don't get snapped) and moth balls in the pots. Pepper didn't work. In fact, after she ate my anthurium, I replaced it with a Thai hot pepper plant. She ate the entire plant!

My daughter got a "kitty condo" to put her cat in while she was away but ended up putting the plants in the "condo" instead.

How cold does it get in your area? Plumeria are not frost hardy but once they go dormant, they don't need a lot of light either. I had a really big one in a huge pot on a wheely cart that I pushed into the barn every fall and pushed out into the yard every spring for the summer. Our coldest temps were in the mid-20's but the barn was much warmer. Do you have a room you can lock the cat out of?

Hopefully, others will have some good ideas.

Daisy


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Calif_Sue
Dec 23, 2016 11:14 AM CST

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I moved this to the Plumeria forum so you can get any additional input from the folks here.
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tarev
Dec 23, 2016 11:34 AM CST
If your plumerias has gone dormant, I will just uproot and hide them safely indoors..but away from your kitty cat of course. This will save you bringing them in and out and from any possible frost issues till Spring warmth returns nicely again.
Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Dec 27, 2016 2:30 PM CST
Calif_Sue said:I moved this to the Plumeria forum so you can get any additional input from the folks here.


thank you very much
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davidsevit
Dec 27, 2016 2:33 PM CST
DaisyI said:Hi David,

Nice to hear from you again.

Yes, cats are a problem. Luckily, my cat is old and fat and needs a stool to reach her food bowl on the counter in the butler's pantry. Smiling

My cat, when she was younger and slimmer, was discouraged by set mouse traps (most cats are fast enough that they don't get snapped) and moth balls in the pots. Pepper didn't work. In fact, after she ate my anthurium, I replaced it with a Thai hot pepper plant. She ate the entire plant!

My daughter got a "kitty condo" to put her cat in while she was away but ended up putting the plants in the "condo" instead.

How cold does it get in your area? Plumeria are not frost hardy but once they go dormant, they don't need a lot of light either. I had a really big one in a huge pot on a wheely cart that I pushed into the barn every fall and pushed out into the yard every spring for the summer. Our coldest temps were in the mid-20's but the barn was much warmer. Do you have a room you can lock the cat out of?

Hopefully, others will have some good ideas.

Daisy



thanks for your reply
we go down to -3 some winters with snow
i may uproot them and hide them from my kitten
Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Dec 27, 2016 2:35 PM CST
tarev said:If your plumerias has gone dormant, I will just uproot and hide them safely indoors..but away from your kitty cat of course. This will save you bringing them in and out and from any possible frost issues till Spring warmth returns nicely again.


it sounds strange to uproot them but if they are dormant they can lie down do i need to wrap them with some newspaper?
Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Dec 27, 2016 2:56 PM CST
daisy
do you know anything about keeping a cat away from lillies?
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JamesAcclaims
Dec 27, 2016 2:59 PM CST
www.yourcat.co.uk says, "lilies are toxic to cats. Lilies are a big no-no for feline-friendly homes. Just one lily leaf, if eaten, can kill your cat"
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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Dec 27, 2016 3:10 PM CST
JamesAcclaims said:www.yourcat.co.uk says, "lilies are toxic to cats. Lilies are a big no-no for feline-friendly homes. Just one lily leaf, if eaten, can kill your cat"


thank you for saving my sweet little kitten by the way dont grow nasturtium because they atract the cabage butterfly wich in the prosses atracts cats and are poiseness
we lost a prevous cat that way
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JamesAcclaims
Dec 27, 2016 3:14 PM CST
Oh, no! I'm sorry to hear that, David!
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