When can I plant Buddha belly plant in Zone 10a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 10a you will be able to figure out when it's a good idea to plant buddha belly plant.


Planting Calendar for Buddha belly plant

Frost tolerance for buddha belly plant: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Buddha belly plant are not cold tolerant which means that you have to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant buddha belly plant
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant buddha belly plant
Probably not a good time to plant buddha belly plant

The earliest that you can plant buddha belly plant in Zone 10a is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant buddha belly plant and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your buddha belly plant may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your buddha belly plant indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on January 31 in Zone 10a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 30°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 10a it frosts late in the year after January 31 so just be sure to be ready to cover your buddha belly plant if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low30°F
Highest Expected Low35°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 30°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 35°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 10a.