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Mirabilis jilapa

KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,757
I hope to over-winter these in an unheated greenhouse.  Do i just leave them in their pots and avoid watering till next Spring?


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,852
    Yes.  Water them well once you've moved them - so they're not too heavy - then let them drain and leave them till spring.  You could put a mulch over th etop for extra insulation once they du-ie down and, if the pots are small, wrap the pots, but not the plant, in bubble warp for a bit more protection.   

    They should be fine as long as it doesn't get below -5C in there.  If you get a really heavy frost forecast, protect them with a couple of layers of fleece over the top but held off the plants with canes or some other support.
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  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,757
    Thanks @obelixx   Sounds similar to the process I follow for some of my other tender plants 
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