I am going to be starting my first cotton plant soon. And I was wodering if anyone here had any experience that they would wouldn't mind sharring.
I have a few questions:
When growing cotton as a house plant do you put it in a dormant state like you would a hibiscus? Does it need this dormant state in order to rebloom?
I live on the edge of zones 4 and 5 so it will go outside when weather is permitting.
Is there anyone out there who has sucessfully grown a cotton plant for multiple harvest seasons? Does the amount harvested increase in subsequent years?
I tried doing some research but no one seems to talk about anything but the first year of production because cotton is normally grown as an annual here in th USA.
I did find a small blip of information saying that the plant can be sucessfully grown for several years if care is taken not to let the frost get to it.
How many sucessful harvest seasons have you gotten out of your cotton plant?
How old is your cotton plant and is it still alive?
With hibiscus, which I understand is similar in natue to the cotton plant, I understand that it is necessary to put it in a dormant stage for two months and then prune before starting a new growing season. Prunning increases blooms on a hibiscus, so would it increase the yeild on a cotton plant?
I can't think of any more questions right now. However, I think that might be enough for now.
Thank-you for taking the time to read this.