Asked November 25, 2020, 6:00 PM EST
This past spring, I naively designed a garden facing 315 degrees northwest. With winter around the corner, I wonder if some plants require more than root and wind protection. In particular, do I have plants that are best transplanted into containers and placed indoors throughout the colder months? Please see below for details.
Location: South Texas
Average annual hours freezing or below: 200 (light freeze)
Freeze Moisture: Dry
Number of plants at risk: 47
•Codiaeum variegatum (Croton)
•Split Leaf Philodendron
-Alocasia macrorrhiza Odor
-Colocasia esculenta Black Magic
Also, with respect to each classification of Elephant Ears, many range in height from 3’ - 5’ with a relatively proportional span. From what I understand, each are perennials and will remain in the garden all winter. I would, however, like to bring a few of the largest indoors so they can continue to grow. If I do so, will they continue thriving independent of the care I provide them to nurture health?
I would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to read and my questions. While I’ve spent a great amount of time researching these questions online, my confidence in the consistency of the advice never formed. So I am in desperate need for expertise and clarity.
Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving.
Goliad County Texas