Plants for Indoors and Outdoors

The key to overwintering plants is to keep them cool and the soil dry. Once winter is over, the pots can go outdoors again.
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Introducing Mr. Henry Cox

'Mr. Henry Cox' is a fancy-leaved variety pelargonium with golden yellow foliage that has green, purple and red markings. Almost all pelargoniums need overwintering indoors.

Lovely Lantana

Also called radiation, lantana sports large, green leaves and round, clustered flowerheads in vibrand orange and red. Lantana needs protection from the winter cold.

Japanese Palm

The Japanese sago palm has long, arching, deeply feathered leaves. It may flower, or even fruit, but it's unusual in container-grown plants.

Silver Jade

The silver jade is a succulent originally from South Africa, with fleshy, gray-green leaves and star-shaped pink flowers in fall and winter.

Mother-in-Law's Tongue

Golden Hahnii, or mother-in-law's tongue, is a small perennial with rosettes of sharp pointed yellow and green striped leaves.

Ethiopian Banana

Arching leaves that grow to 10 feet are the hallmark of this plant. Although the plant may produce fruit, it is not true banana.

Down Under Dweller

The New Zealand cabbage palm has long, arching leaves, striped creamy white at the margin. Mature plants bear tiny, white flowers.

Cineraria

Cineraria is a daisylike perennial that comes from the Canary Islands. It grows in a wide range of colors from red and pink to white and blue.

Mexican Succulent

Plush plant (Echeveria pulvinata) is a Mexican succulent forming rosettes of fleshy, slightly hairy, green-gray leaves with red tips.

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