When can I plant Plectranthus in Zone 11b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to determine when you can plant plectranthus by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 11b.


Planting Calendar for Plectranthus

Frost tolerance for plectranthus: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

It's not a good idea to plant plectranthus until after the last frost because they do not do well in cold weather.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant plectranthus
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant plectranthus
Probably not a good time to plant plectranthus

The earliest that you can plant plectranthus in Zone 11b is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant plectranthus and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your plectranthus may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your plectranthus indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 11b it never frosts. We should expect an average low temperature of 45°F in the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 11b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11b you do not have to be ready to protect your plectranthus if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 11b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 11b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low45°F
Highest Expected Low50°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 45°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 50°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 11b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 11b.