Watering Deciduous plants in pots?

insipidtoastAugust 29, 2011

Is it necessary to water plants in pots when they are deciduous?

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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

I don't understand what you mean. All plants require water. Most plants grown in pots are deciduous. Are you talking about plants that are dormant?

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 3:09PM
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insipidtoast

Yes. After a plant loses it's leaves in the autumn and goes dormant. Does it still need water then?

    Bookmark   September 14, 2011 at 3:51PM
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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

It depends on the plant. Most houseplants don't go completely dormant and will need some water to survive. Plants that do lose all their leaves and appear to be dead, like tuberous begonias, amaryllis bulbs and some bonsai, also require a chill period and specialized care. I suggest you post your question again in this forum or the houseplant forum, asking about plants that go dormant and giving specific plant names.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2011 at 10:20PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

I water my fruit trees about once a month in winter when they have no leaves. I think this is about the minimum. The same trees in summer need water once a day as the pots are only 5-15 gallon.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 9:44PM
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