Zone 8 Tropical Plants?

Answer Although the winters in U.S. Department of Agriculture Hardiness Zone 8 are mild compared to other parts of North America, subfreezing temperatures are expected. The average minimum winter temperat... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Zone 8 Tropical Plants

Where is the tropical zone?

The tropical zone, or tropics, includes all land between the Tropic of Cancer at latitude 23.5°N and the Tropic of Capricorn at latitude 23.5°S. The tropical belt contains rain forest, desert, st... Read More »

What is the amount of precipitation in a tropical climate zone?

The term "tropical" has little to do with climate and more to do with location. Areas designated as tropical are characterized by their distance from the equator. Tropical climates can vary from th... Read More »

WHAT TO DO !!! One seed catalogue says certain plants are zone 3 but a diff catalogue says they're zone 4?

They say lilac bushes are zone 4, but here we zone three'ers are growing lilacs like they're going out of style. So either just guess, or err on the side of caution and stay in zone three. I also c... Read More »

Tropical Air Plants?

Air plants grow directly on other plants and rocks without any soil, but they are not parasitic. They get all their nutrients from leaf debris and bird droppings that land in their root systems. Th... Read More »