50's cutting it close

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Posted by Mike G on May 20, 2003 at 22:57:39:

In Reply to: hibiscus tree posted by donna on May 12, 2003 at 17:47:44:

: This is my first hibiscus tree. I just got it for mother's day. I have been reading the follow-ups for care in the winter, but don't know what to do now. Our temp is about 60-65 during the day and about 50 at night. Is it ok to keep it outside at night with those temps? I put her in a nice pot with new potting soil and watered her very good. Will she loose her leaves first because she has to adjust? Please help me, anybody. I would really appreciate it. I would hate to loose my mothers's day present from my own mother. Thanks!

50 is pretty much the lowest temperature that a hibiscus will tolerate. Anything temperature near or less will cause the tree to become stunted in growth. If the temperature is to drop to 50 or below, take it in for the night and move it outside in the morning, to be safe.

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