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Q.Pruned And Brought Inside Crown Of Thorns Plant-Yellow Leaves Falling

Zone Hamilton | Anonymous added on November 7, 2020 | Answered

It has wintered before in my bathtub (overhead skylight -some sun. Now I see a lot of yellow leaves falling. Is this normal, flowers are intact. Anything more to do?
Also cabbage type plants in a pot outside (freeze tonight). Can this cabbage plant (5) winter in the bathtub beside the Crown of Thorns? Advice most appreciated, too late to plant outside.

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Answered on November 9, 2020

Your plant may be getting a little too much water. Your tub sounds like a great place to spend the winter, and if you trim it back just a bit and be patient, it may grow happy again in the spring. However, make sure you only water it when it's dry down to about an inch in the soil, and be sure it's draining well.

Here's an article about your plant:

Your ornamental cabbage should be fine over the winter, as well. It is hardy outside to about 5 degrees F. Click this link for tips on caring for it:

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