With the arrival of good weather is when we can begin to see the effects of cold on our plants . Even if we have very resistant plants in our garden or balcony, if they are recently acquired or if they were planted last year in the ground, it is likely that they have had a bit of a hard time.
But how do they prove it?
Each type of plant reflects it in a different way, which is why these signals are varied. For example:
As an example of a plant that changes the color of its leaves, we have rosebushes, which are shrubs whose flowers are simply wonderful . They are very rustic plants that withstand temperatures below zero without problems. But when it is the first time they face a frost, no matter how weak, this is the result. Leaves that turn a purple color more typical of deciduous trees than of a flowering plant , and can end up falling if the snowfall intensifies.
The papyrus of Egypt ( Cyperus papyrus ), the first cool winter does not do too well. Although it can withstand three degrees below zero, its ideal comfort temperature is above 0 degrees. A simple morning frost causes its leaves to dry out .
Curious behaviors of succulents
Succulents are very grateful plants, but if the winter is very harsh they need extra protection to get through it. They try to change their behavior in several different ways. Some, such as the Aloe dichotoma that you see in the photo above, are making the color of their leaves intensify even more ; some echeverias can be closed in such a way as to protect the center of the plant.
What you see here is a leaf of Cyca revoluta with the characteristic yellow dots after having passed a frost. It is something completely normal and should not worry us, since it is a very rustic species that can withstand intense frosts.
If you have a plant that is getting cold and is on the edge, don’t hesitate to bring it indoors until temperatures improve. But if they are plants that can live without problems in your area, don’t worry; You’ll see how they end up recovering without problems.