These Are The Best Plants To Overwinter, According To An Expert

Geraniums: Overwinter by taking cuttings, bringing indoors, or saving as bare-root dormant plants. Requires a sunny spot indoors and pruning in early spring.

Boston Ferns: Ready for indoor life—trim fronds, remove dried leaves, water generously. Flourishes indoors with indirect light and increased humidity.

Rex Begonias: Thrive indoors with bright light, moderate moisture, occasional fertilizer, and maintained humidity.

Coleus: Overwinter by taking cuttings, rooting, and potting. Indoors, place in a sunny location, pinch back for branching, and repeat the process in spring if needed.

Basil: Overwinter by taking cuttings for new plants or bringing the entire plant indoors. Prune, place in a sunny location, and keep well-watered.

Rosemary: Bring indoors, place in a sunny spot, water regularly without waterlogging the soil, and consider taking cuttings for rooting. Overwintering several smaller plants may increase success.

Impatiens: Overwinter by taking cuttings, rooting them, and potting to grow indoors. Place in a sunny location, pinch back for branching, or overwinter the original plant.

Tropical Hibiscus: Bring indoors before the first frost, provide bright light, away from drafts. Prune, repot, and fertilize in spring for renewed flowering.

Elephant Ears: Overwinter as bare bulbs. Trim leaves, lift the bulb, let it dry, store in a bag with dry peat or vermiculite in a cool, dry place. Repot in spring for regrowth.

Caladiums: Dig up bulbs before the first frost, allow them to dry, and store like elephant ear bulbs. Overwinter container plants by moving them to a 60-degree location, letting the soil dry out.