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Q.Temp Here 105 degrees. How Do I Treat Potted Birds Of Paradise Date Palms And Gardenia?

Zone 85024 | helens1937 added on May 8, 2020 | Answered

New in Phoenix. Have young plants and temp is 105 degrees. Date palms, birds of paradise, gardenia appear very dry. How often and how much should I be watering them.

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Answered on May 11, 2020

Do not compensate for heat by watering. This is only a cure for dry soil. You will need to move them to shade during the hottest parts of the day.(Your gardenia will need to be in mostly shade to part shade at all times) If you cannot move the plants, then you may need to put up a shade cloth during this time of day.

Watering should only be done when the top 2 or 3 inches of the soil is bone dry. This maybe twice per day, or it may be every 3 or 4 days depending on conditions outside at the time, so it is best to measure or check by eye before watering.

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