Massonia that's blooming

Karl Church
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:36:18 PST
Thanks Kipp for your comments. I'll be put this plant outside on a south
facing porch where it can get direct sunlight all day.

On Jan 8, 2014 5:12 PM, "Kipp McMichael" <> wrote:

> Greetings,
>   I can second Leo's comment that Massonia of various species -
> particularly M. pustulata - can withstand temps well below freezing
> unphased. We recently had record-setting cold here in Berkeley and, with
> radiation frost adding to the heat-loss, seedling pots I had in my backyard
> reached temps below 25F with no damage to the seedlings. Adults in a
> slightly colder situation also showed no damage. One thing I did notice,
> however, was that bulbs that had been moved and showed some sun-burn damage
> before the cold did show leaf damage from the freeze. These same plants
> were unphased by similar temps last winter, so I think the sun-damaged
> tissue was less frost-tolerant. That said, I might wait until next winter
> to test your own bulbs outside unless you can be certain the move won't
> cause any sun damage to the leaves that might make them more prone to frost
> damage.
> -|<ipp
> > None, adults nor seedlings, has been damaged by
> > overnight temperatures into the mid teens F / -9 or -10C.
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