Top Questions About Chinese Lantern Plants

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Questions About Chinese Lantern Plants

Asked by
gypsy2012 on
June 6, 2012

Q. Where to grow Japanese Lanterns

I was given Japanese Lanterns from a friend. I know very little about these plants and have been told they are very aggressive. Should I plant them in my garden or maybe put them in containers?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 7, 2012
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Asked by
lcog73 on
June 12, 2013

Q. Chinese Lantern Disappeared

My Chinese lantern plants have not come back this year. I planted 4 quite small plants last year. They all flowered well but when they died down nothing has come back.

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AnnsGreeneHaus on
June 13, 2013
Asked by
nonniebonbon on
October 7, 2013

Q. Indoor Japanese Lanterns

How do I take care of the 2 plants I just received for my birthday? I plan on keeping them indoors until I can plant them outside in the spring. The leaves are looking quite limp and the lanterns are deflating.

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
October 7, 2013
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This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/chinese-lantern/caring-for-chinese-lanterns.htm
Typically these plants don't perform well indoors. Depending on your USDA zone, you might consider planting them outside now. You could also save some seed to plant next spring.

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Asked by
peggyd on
August 27, 2014

Q. chinese lantern

All of the pods have faded and fallen off. I read if they receive too much indirect sun that will cause the fade. There are lots of little pods but they are not doing anything. Once a week I set it in a sink of water and it really perks up.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
August 29, 2014
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Try watering your plant more often, twice or even three times a week. Don't let it get so dry it wilts. This article has some more tips: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/chinese-lantern/caring-for-chinese-lanterns.htm

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Asked by
faithnotary on
August 1, 2015

Q. stop cucumber beetles

How do I stop cucumber beetles coming back next year? Can I spray the ground with something in the fall or spring? I live in Ohio and every year the cucumber beetles come back and eat my Japanese lanterns. They don’t eat anything else in the garden. I only have a flower garden, no vegetables. How do I get rid of them for good?

Answered by
shelley on
August 2, 2015
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Here is an article that will help you:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cucumber/cucumber-beetle-control.htm

Happy gardening!

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Asked by
Ybull on
September 22, 2015

Q. Chinese lantern over winter

Will my Chinese lantern survive our winter, zone 3 outside in its pot? Is it better to bring the plant indoors during our extremely cold, snowy winters – 20 to 30 degree Celsius below zero?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 24, 2015
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Your plants should be fine overwintering in pots. You can move to a sheltered location and even a garage for winter will be fine.
You can add a bit of protection around the pot if you like. A bag of leafs is an easy way to do this.
My wintered over pots I add a bit of moisture once a month, Just enough to keep the soil from drying completely and cracking.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/chinese-lantern/caring-for-chinese-lanterns.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 15, 2016

Q. Growing Japanese Lanterns

I have purchased Japanese Lantern seeds + even planted seeds from a known Japanese Lantern + Devils Trumpet has grown in its place. I live in Suffolk County, NY. Please supply growing instructions.

Thank you,

Joan

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Downtoearthdigs on
April 17, 2016
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