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Old 01-31-2014, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Will the agave survive, do you think? I always think of them as hot desert plants and they have a lot of moisture saved up in their leaves. Wouldn't that moisture freeze, expand and destroy the cell walls of the plant?
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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We shall soon know. It doesn't snow very much or often in Raleigh but I think they should survive especially since it warmed up pretty fast.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:41 PM
 
Location: CO
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Beautiful photos! Couldn't rep you again, thanks for posting them.
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Old 02-01-2014, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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We shall soon know. It doesn't snow very much or often in Raleigh but I think they should survive especially since it warmed up pretty fast.
Mine have survived many but I was at a local Tex-Mex restaurant recently and saw their agave looked horrible, if not dead. It looked like the same type as mine, so not sure what the deal was.
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Old 02-01-2014, 02:15 AM
 
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Since the some of the SW regions where they grow also get snow at times during the winter, I would think that it should be ok too.

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Wouldn't that moisture freeze, expand and destroy the cell walls of the plant?
It depends, if the water molecules move together within a membrane between the plant tissue such as sap, then the water molecules can expand without causing destroying the tissue of the plant, whereas if the water moves within the plant as individual molecules within cells, then the expansion of water into ice molecules would destroy the wall of the cell.
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