We’re having a cold spell tonight, but it’s not too much of a cause for panic for plant lovers. A customer called checking on their Mountain Laurel, but it, along with the majority of other hardy plants will be fine.
Some plants may suffer some damage. Some tropicals and succulents, such as Crotons, Matagascar palm, and Desert rose might drop some leaves leaves, but they will be okay and will leaf out again next spring.
A few tropicals will suffer severe damage in a light freeze – dieffenbachia, Closet plant, also known as spathiphyllum, and Chinese evergreen should be brought inside.
Ficus and scheffleras will do fine in a freeze in the 30s and 40s.
If you’re unsure about what needs to be protected in your yard, give us a call. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have!
For more info, see our Gill Garden Guide: Freeze Protection.