How to care for my tropicals during the winter. - Knowledgebase Question

Port Arthur, Te
Question by FireAngel201
August 2, 2008
I was wondering what I need to do to care for my hibiscus this winter. I live in the Coastal and Tropical South in Beaumont, Texas. Can I leave them outside until we are issued a freeze warning or should I bring them in and about when should I do so. Also I was wondering the same about my dilapadenias and vincas. They are all in small pots. I need to re-pot them in some bigger pots, but I have little baby sprouts coming in, should I re-pot now or wait till the new sprouts are a little bigger? Thanks for your time.


Answer from NGA
August 2, 2008



Go ahead and repot now and they'll be fine. Regarding the hibiscus you can usually get away with leaving them outside until a freeze is forcast and then bringing them indoors until temperatures rise above freezing. However if you want they can also be brought in for the winter if you have a very bright indoor location, to keep them going all winter long.

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