Minimum temperature for tropical amaryllids?

Karl Church 64kkmjr@gmail.com
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:50:32 PDT
Nick,

I'm by no means an expert but the rain would be my only concern. I live in
zone 9b so the low temperatures shouldn't be a problem so long as it's for
a short period.

Karl Church
Dinuba, CA
On Apr 23, 2015 8:14 AM, "Nicholas plummer" <nickplummer@gmail.com> wrote:

> For the past couple of weeks, I have been moving my potted plants from the
> greenhouse to the outdoor benches where they spend the summer.  I usually
> wait until night temperatures are reliably in the 50s, but the forecast for
> tonight is 39 F (4 C) followed by several nights in the upper 40s (~9 C).
> Days will be in the mid 60s.  I'm worried that this might be too cold for
> tropical amaryllids, particularly if we get rain on Saturday.  The plants
> include Eucrosia and Clinanthus species, assorted Brazilian Hippeastrums
> (H. aulicum, H. calyptratum, H. papilio, etc), and several Cyrtanthus
> species.
>
> I don't really have a feel for how cold sensitive these plants are.  Should
> I haul them back into the heated greenhouse for a couple of days (a
> significant amount of work), or am I worrying unecessarily?
>
> Nick Plummer
> Durham, NC, Zone 7
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