When can I plant Buddha belly plant in Zone 9a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant buddha belly plant in Zone 9a should be figured out 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 when the weather gets warmer.

Since buddha belly plant require warm weather it is important to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant buddha belly plant
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The earliest that you can plant buddha belly plant in Zone 9a is March. However, you really should wait until April 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 September. If you wait 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

On average the last frost has passed is on February 15 in Zone 9a. We can expect an average low temperature of 20°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a last frost occurs after February 15 be ready to protect your buddha belly plant in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 9a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 9a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)February 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low20°F
Highest Expected Low25°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 20°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 25°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 9a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 9a.