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    i have a p.giganta, and p.ehlersiae. i was wondering how cold they can live through. i live here in atlanta and it gets in the 20s in the winter.

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    My understanding is that they may not survive exposure to temperatures below freezing, perhaps not even temps below 45F.
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    ok thanks pingman

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    One thing I learned from an idiot roomate last year, is that, in a blizzard (upper 20's) with an open window, mexican butterworts, even those five feet away from the window under a light, in a closed terrarium, can die within MINUTES. Rotundiflora, surprisingly, lost only a flower stalk, and an agnata managed to keep a leaf and recover, but that's all that survived.

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    Most of the Mexican Pings I grow are quite happy with a minimum temp. of about 45F (7C), P. gigantea seems to like it a bit warmer; min. temp. no less than 50F. I lost a beautiful gigantea last year at 45F all the other species I grow survived in the same conditions. My other giganteas were fine a little warmer on a cool windowsill.

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