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How to grow Dicliptera [jacobinia] suberecta

Zone 43209 | Anonymous added on September 12, 2019 | Answered

I live in Central Ohio. I ordered Dicliptera [jacobinia] suberecta in early July but did not get until August. It's now September 11 and I'm thinking it's too late to plant outside, but can I plant and keep indoors until next spring. The plants are approx. 3" tall, so very tender.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on September 13, 2019

Yes you are right about protecting it for the winter. Your climate is too cold to grow this species outdoors year round as a perennial, so as the following article suggests, you can grow it as an annual. To keep it inside for the winter, give it as much light as possible, a south facing window if you can. Let the soil dry out between waterings. As small as it is, I think it will make it.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hummingbird-plant/growing-hummingbird-plants.htm

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