When can I plant Cigar Plant in Zone 12a

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 12a you can determine when it's a good idea to plant cigar plant by referring to 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.

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

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 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 cigar plant and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your cigar plant may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your cigar plant indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12a it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 50°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to protect your cigar 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.