Wintering care

dogboy7(Atlanta GA)September 7, 2009

While visiting the Atlanta Zoo this summer, I noticed several very large alcantarea planted in the ground and they looked like they had been there for a long time. I couldn't find anyone to ask, but since I live in the area, I am curious as to how they can pull this off.

Any ideas?

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sdandy

I'm not sure the minimum temps you usually get, but Alcantareas grow up on mountains and are supposed to be on the tougher side for cold tolerance. And add to that any micro-climate to help. Also, are you sure they weren't planted in their pots? But my feeling is that they are probably tough enough to overwinter there.
-andy

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