Potted Petra survives SF bay area winter and two summers so far..

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Stan, Oct 3, 2019.

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  1. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    It and one other were looking good on my porch until March..then the wife for some reason "watered" them with gray water she had in a pail..it killed a Angel wing type that was in perfect condition and partially defoliated Petra. Petra I think got less of that polluted water.
    Still,it after that it slowly and totally defoliated.
    It didn't die but it took a good amount of the summer before it sprouted new leaves. Even then the foliage is only 2/3 rds the size of pre "poisoning"
    So its hard to say if my experiment was successful. I would have liked to see how they did minus the bad water.
    But,I think if you REALLY know plants,you can get them to take a winter here. At least on a porch..something most homes have anyways. IMG_1309.JPG
     
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  2. Dimych

    Dimych Active Member

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    Wife is alive?
     
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  3. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    Close call,but yep.
     
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