Merwilla plumbea

Randall P. Linke
Sun, 04 Nov 2012 14:42:51 PST
On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 12:46 AM, Peter Taggart <>wrote:

> My limited experience with Merwilla plumbea suggests that they should be
> pretty dry in winter.

 I grow Plumbea drakensbergensis.  Here in California with our
Mediterranean climate it does quite will in a moderately well draining mix
exposed to the rain over winter.  However, I usually have only light frosts
and it is very rare that temperatures fall below 28F (-2C) for more than a
few hours, and even then the high for that day will usually be in the mid

As is frequently noted, a lot depends on your local conditions, but for me
many, though certainly not all, dry winter species will overwinter, even in
large pots, as long as they are not too wet and they are not subject to
prolonged cold below 28F.

Monterey Bay Regions, California

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