can Maranta leuconeura be planted outside?

DISSmith(z8b SC)August 1, 2006

I just received a gift "dish garden" that contains a Red Prayer Plant and a Diffenbachia. Anyone know if either of these would survive in shade in the ground in zone 8b?

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tamivileine(z8b OS,MS, US)

Until winter, yes. Treat as annuals or dig 'em up

    Bookmark   August 3, 2006 at 9:34AM
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bihai(zone 9)

I threw some old Maranta out onto the compost pile last year and its growing out there now. Its smaller than it was but definitely survived the winter. I think it went dormant then came back. Its under the canopy of a large Beautyberry. I was surprised.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2006 at 9:48AM
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DISSmith(z8b SC)

So there's hope. Hmmm. I have two so perhaps I'll leave one out with lots of mulch and bring one in when the time comes. Hedge the bet, so to speak.
Thanks for both replies!

    Bookmark   August 10, 2006 at 7:07PM
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