keeping plants over winter
Is it possible to "winter over" spike plants? I buy them every year, but this year they grew very well and I wondered if it is possible to keep them over winter. I live in PA.
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The spike plant (Dracaena) is hardy in zones 7 and above, meaning it can survive the winter there without protection. However, some gardeners have reported they can keep it alive over the winter even in zone 5, which it looks like you're in, if they provide it with some winter protection.
Plants in the ground resist cold better than plants in containers. This article discusses ways to protect plants from winter weather: