Can I cut the hibiscus plants back and store them in the garage over the winter? Do I need to keep them watered during this time? It is probably too cold here in NC to leave them outside. They are in pots.
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They will do best if they receive light, and are treated as if they were still growing. They don't need a true dormancy. If You can keep them in a spot where it receives light and stays a little warmer than that would be best. Just water much less than you typically would.
Here is an article for more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/wintering-hibiscus-indoors-winter-care-for-hibiscus.htm