Indoor Potted Magnolia in New Jersey???

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  1. NewJerseyFlora

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    Can someone advise me if I can grow a potted magnolia shrub/tree in New Jersey. I am hoping for something that I can keep indoors mostly but drag out to my patio on sunny days. Is this possible (with or without lamps)? If so, can someone suggest which one I should buy?
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Try Magnolia figo (Michelia figo).
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    I agree with M. figo but it does need higher humidity levels than a typical houseplant. The banana scent is wonderful. Another smaller sized variety which apparently is good for indoors is Magnolia coco.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I think when R. Figlar flowered that in the house years ago it may have even been in New Jersey. But finding a specimen of M. coco for sale could be a challenge.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Yes, M. coco is not as common as M. figo. The Magnolia page at TopTropicals has more information on these two plants. Additional detail on each plant is available by following the related links.
     

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