Dracaena Plants
Q.

keeping plants over winter

Zone Vowinckel, PA | Anonymous added on August 25, 2017 | Answered

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.

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 25, 2017

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:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/protecting-plants-winter.htm

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Dracaena Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More