Hibernate the pimiento nut
… in the field
During wintering, the age of the plant plays a role. Older pimpernuts that are well rooted will survive the winter in our latitudes without any special protective measures. In younger plants, you are well advised to wrap the trunk with fleece. A deciduous or brushed layer on the ground protects the roots from freezing.
Tip: In rough locations, a protected location for the pimple nut is generally an advantage.
… in the bucket
The chatter can be cultivated well in the bucket during the first years. For potted plants, however, there are other requirements with regard to care. The Pimpernuss would not survive the hibernation outdoors. In the planter is little soil available. The bucket freezes easily and this would mean the death of the roots.
Attention: container plants must be wintered in the house.
As winter quarters, choose a cool room for your container plant. Frost must not prevail in winter quarters. A dark cellar would be the wrong place for the winter. The room does not have to be bright as the plants shed their leaves and thus no photosynthesis takes place, but some light should nevertheless enter the room.
In winter quarters, the pimple nut is not fertilized. Check the plant regularly. The soil must not dry out. Pay attention to economical watering, because the risk of waterlogging is particularly high in winter quarters.
Tip: In mid-May, when frost is no longer expected, the pimple nut may be returned to the bucket in the bucket.
Avoid care mistakes when cultivating the pimple nut
The pimple nut is a pretty robust plant. If the mentioned care instructions are observed, you will be happy about healthy and strong plants. Care should be avoided if possible: