Answer: Whenever you try to grow plants outside of their native habitat, you take a risk. You may, indeed be able to grow some of your favorite tropicals, but I would do some research first. Stokes Tropicals, in New Iberia, Louisiana, might be able to offer some appropriate plants, and tips for growing them. Their number is 1-800-624-9706, or look for them on the web at http://www.stokestropicals.com. Brudy's Exotics in Houston is another good source for you. Their number is 800-926-7333, web site is http://www.brudys-exotics.com. You might want to contact your local Cooperative Extension agent; they may have some information on plants for your region. Their number is 817/566-3607.
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