When can I plant Cigar Plant in Zone 10a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of figuring out when it's the best time to plant cigar plant is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 10a.


Planting Calendar for Cigar Plant

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

Cigar Plant are not cold tolerant which tells us that you must wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant cigar 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 cigar plant and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your cigar plant may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your cigar plant indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 10a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10a there is a last frost after January 31 so be sure to be ready to protect your cigar plant if we have a surprise 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.