Who Am I?
Hopefully, this'll be an easy one for you Tropical Gurus!!!
I recently visited my local Wal-Mart and picked up a few plants with very descriptive tags: '8" Foliage'
I'm guessing the green one on the left is some sort of Alocasia. It has pretty "stiff" glossy leaves.
...And the purply-red one on the right is some sort of Cordyline (I'm hoping Cordyline baueri - since it's more suitable for my zone!!! It might be Cordyline fruticosa, though - more suitable for "indoors" in my neck o' the woods).
Both of these guys were in a somewhat 'shady' area of my local Wal-Mart's Garden Center. I'm hoping they're suitable for outdoor use here (but - this being Wal-Mart - I'm a tad dubious!). Worst case, I'll treat 'em as annuals, but I'd be Mondo-Happy if they were perennials (and I'm not opposed to mulching heavily, over winter, if need be).
So - Do any of you experts have an opinion as to what these guys might be? And what do they "like" (Sun-wise, Water-wise)?
Our yard is mostly subjected to deadly, glaring sunshine throughout the summer months - so I suspect they can't be "prominently displayed" outside our back door (planter surrounded by concrete - probably averages 120* in mid-summer).
I do have some "semi-shady" spots (morning sun only) that get quite a bit of water - back in "The Jungle Zone." (avg 80* temps w/plenty of water in summer - dipping to upper 20*s in the winter).
Do any of you "experts" know what these guys might be - and what conditions they prefer?
I'd be most appreciative!!!