It's hard to believe, I know, but some plants prefer cool temperatures. Even many of the plants that thrive in summer's heat need cooler temperatures in the winter, when they are taking a well deserved rest. Tender plants like this Flowering Maple, Angel's Trumpet, Meyer's Lemon and Gardenias don't go completely dormant, when you bring them indoors, they just slow down. They still need plenty of light and regular water, but they do best with a little chilling, maybe 45 - 50 F. (7 - 10 C). It's on the cool side for us, but the plants love it. Here's some more info and a list of plants that want to chill out.
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