I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!
I don't think that plant is going to adapt to your hot, humid climate. I suggest you discuss a return and trade for another plant with your local Home Depot garden center. We at the Q&A service do not have information on the various plants carried in stores across the country or who the growers are. We primarily deal with plant selection and care related questions.
Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!
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