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i have just bought a plumbago,do i put it in a pot or can i grow it in the garden?



No - it's not hardy enough, I'm afraid, unless you have a very warm wall and a very sheltered position - It needs to be indoors in a heated conservatory. You could put it outside in its pot in the 'summer', Guest....if we have one next year!

21 Aug, 2010


Naturally, it grows in hot, arid locations where it does not get much water.

21 Aug, 2010


Here in the desert, we have to water it twice a day in containers--the drought tolerance only applies where it can grow deep roots. Also, high phosphate fertilizer tends to give it chlorosis. Add potash--within reason--to increase bloom.

21 Aug, 2010


My answere was intended for the question above, 'does it need a lot of water'. Don't know what happened!

21 Aug, 2010


Well, I was talking about Plumbago, Mr MB.

21 Aug, 2010


And I was talking about Agave americano!!!!!!
Senile demetia already?

21 Aug, 2010


Join the club!

22 Aug, 2010


What do you think Tug was talking about?? ;-)

22 Aug, 2010


Don't know, but if I can find a big sand pit I will go and bury my head in it.

22 Aug, 2010


Oh, please don't! We'd miss you! :-(((

22 Aug, 2010


Well, I was talking about Cape Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata). I was curious about Bulbaholic's response, but now all is explained. Don't worry, Mr. B, we all have days like that!

24 Aug, 2010

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