How to overwinter in zone 5A

nana8(5)September 7, 2012

I am new to tropicals but this yeat I planted some Xanthosoma Aurea Lime Zinger, and some large Alocasia Calidora in the ground. Do I dig them up and store like the Dahlias and Canna bulbs, or do I have to pot them up to bring indoors? I don't know if I will have enough room to pot them up, and was hoping to be able to store them dry. I would appreciate any information on them, as I really enjoyed them in the garden this year.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
delreytropical(6)

I am not sure about the Xanhosoma, but the calocasia or alaocaisa is a bulb, which can be stored like canna, except i think they like it slightly warmer, and moist. Hope it helps!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 5:54PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
End of Summer in Stamford Connecticut
My garden in CT , zone 6. on a rocky, dry hillside...
michaelzz
Cordyline Australis as a cheap, fast and easy palm
The Northern tropicalesque gardener has a dilemma,...
snowbanana
jubaea chilensis
Hi all. This is my first posting on this site and I'm...
palmvirgin
Russelia equisetifomis as annual in the north
Hi folks. Always good to pretty much sum up your whole...
wisconsitom
Erythrina crista-galli in bloom
This one is interesting...it's a seedling of another...
HoosierBob SW Indiana Zone 5
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™