When can I plant Buddha belly plant in Zone 12a

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.

You can determine when you can plant buddha belly plant in Zone 12a by looking at the USDA zone info.


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.

It's not a good idea to plant buddha belly plant until after the last frost has passed because they require warm weather.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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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 12a 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 buddha belly plant and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your buddha belly plant may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your buddha belly plant indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12a it never frosts. It might get as low as 50°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to cover your buddha belly plant in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 12a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 12a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low50°F
Highest Expected Low55°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 50°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 55°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 12a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 12a.