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Aeschynanthus how hardy
« on: September 20, 2012, 06:47:21 PM »
I bought Aeshynanthus buxifolius from Aberconway nursery this year. Most literature demonstrates tempting a little frost during the winter with little indication to severity. Has anyone had experience of growing this species in a cold greenhouse?
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Re: Aeschynanthus how hardy
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 07:09:42 PM »
The Aeschynanthus  is very charming, but I think that more than "cold glass" may be needed for it.  I suspect "frost-free" might be called for, at the very least. More likely it needs around 15 degrees C  :-\ 

For anyone wanting to learn a little about this Gesneriad :
http://www.gesneriads.ca/genaesch.htm
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Re: Aeschynanthus how hardy
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 07:32:24 PM »
15c      ???   AAAAAHHHHHH
No surely not, its colder than that now.
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Re: Aeschynanthus how hardy
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 07:39:41 PM »
It will take a few degrees of frost,I have had it in a cold greenhouse all last winter with no heat( a mild winter here) and the winter before with a heater set at between 0 and 2c so it did get some frost.

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Re: Aeschynanthus how hardy
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 07:40:51 PM »
That sounds better. Many thanks
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Re: Aeschynanthus how hardy
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 07:53:31 PM »
I'm sure I'd read that temperature for it somewhere and I thought I'd seen it in a warm house at RBGE.   ???

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Re: Aeschynanthus how hardy
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 08:01:54 PM »
Maggi,it probably would enjoy the warm house at RBGE, but it ain't getting that sort of treatment here. With the cost of electricity going up it will just have to get used to the cold like the rest of us. :)

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Re: Aeschynanthus how hardy
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2012, 08:04:46 PM »
Tell me about it, Michael, if I get a winter temp. of 15 degrees in my workroom I think myself lucky. ;D
No I have wi-fi I'm getting better conditions by working in the sitting room  :D
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Re: Aeschynanthus how hardy
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2012, 08:56:39 PM »
I have one heated room but space is small, mainly taken up with my Gesneriads, I think it will have to take its chances with the bulbs. I will try and keep the plant just above freezing. Think I will have a word with Tim Lever at Leeds conference Saturday.
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