Brugmansias forum: How much rain is too much for cuttings?

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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Jan 13, 2017 4:09 PM CST
Since the weather has warmed up again I've got my 18 potted cuttings sitting outside to enjoy it. Well that lasted a few days now the rain is moving in. So far it's only been spotty but they're saying heavier rain on the way this weekend. Should I put them back into the greenhouse or just leave them out to enjoy the rain?
Chris
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jan 13, 2017 10:16 PM CST
As long as it isn't freezing, I'd leave them out. If you see that the pots are filling with water and the soil is disappearing, you may want to put them in the gh. Just remember they rooted in water, so they can take a little rainstorm!
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 2
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chris1948
Jan 14, 2017 8:00 AM CST
Thanks Sandi, you're right, they did get rooted in water D'Oh! I've got a good amount of medium perlite mixed in with the potting soil so they should drain fairly well but I'll keep an eye on them.
Chris
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
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Rhapsody616
Feb 18, 2017 3:54 AM CST
So long as they are not sitting in water and the soil is well drained I would think they would be fine.
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 2
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chris1948
Feb 18, 2017 7:57 AM CST
Thanks, they've been back in the greenhouse for quite awhile now. Still too much of a frost chance to get them planted.
Chris

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