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Hibernate potted plants - how it's done!

Hibernate potted plants - how it's done!

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So that container plants can overwinter, you should slowly but surely bring them indoors. During the subsequent storage, however, there are a few things to consider.

Container plants must be stored differently

Container plants that like it dark
First of all, we would like to introduce you to the most common plants that like it dark, that therefore hardly need any water and can wait for spring in the cellar or in the shed. For potted plants that like it dark, you should pay attention to the right temperature. Since most potted plants do not like temperatures below 5 degrees, you should bring them indoors in good time. Changing florets, gentian shrubs and angel trumpets should never be stored below 5 degrees. Temperatures above 10 degrees are ideal here. Decorative lilies, spice bark, pomegranate and the coral shrub can also tolerate temperatures down to freezing. The temperatures can go up to 10 degrees, but not more.

The exception
The fig tree is an exception to the plants. It should never be stored above 5 degrees. It can also withstand temperatures down to minus 10 degrees. Remember: if you store plants too warm, they will sprout too soon.

Container plants that like it bright
However, some plants also prefer bright locations. There, of course, they have to be watered regularly. The right temperature is very important for storage. No general statement can be made here, because while some do not tolerate frost, temperatures below 0 degrees do not matter to others.

potted plants put in the winter garden
Bougainvillee, daisies and also the citrus tree prefer temperatures around 10 degrees. However, they should never be stored below 5 degrees. The passion flower and the date palm can also tolerate temperatures around freezing. But what you like best are areas between 5 and 10 degrees. With oleanders, laurels and olives, it is not so bad when the temperature drops below freezing, minus 5 degrees is not a problem. Temperatures of plus 5 degrees are ideal here. It is best to place such plants in the unheated conservatory, because there is the right temperature and the lighting conditions are usually right.