When can I plant Cigar Plant in Zone 10b

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

In Zone 10b you can estimate when it's a good idea to plant cigar plant by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Cigar Plant

Frost tolerance for cigar plant: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since cigar plant are not cold tolerant it is necessary to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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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 10b 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. Any later than that and your cigar plant may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your cigar plant indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on January 31 in Zone 10b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 35°F.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 10b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10b there is a last frost after January 31 so just be sure to be ready to protect your cigar plant in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low35°F
Highest Expected Low40°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 35°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 40°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10b

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