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I live in Houston, Texas - can I plant either of these outside in the ground?22

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Arrlene,

Those 2 plants do not like to freeze. If they get frozen they will die back to the ground but may com up again from the roots. I am pretty sure ficus would not have a problem unless temperatures were below freezing for more than 2 days. Schefflera are generally small enough to cover if it gets below freezing overnight. Both plants love full sun. Good luck!

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Darlene K. Kittle

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I have been an Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years and I raise around 300 houseplants and bonsai trees a year including tropicals, succulents, and cacti. I have also been a professional plant care person for businesses in the Fort Wayne, IN area and currently professionally care for bonsai trees for my customers.

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I am also studying the Japanese art of bonsai with tropical plants and is President of the Fort Wayne, IN Bonsai Club.

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Fort Wayne, iN Master Gardeners. President of the Fort Wayne Bonsai Club. Allen County Master Gardeners

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I am not a hortculturist. I am a Purdue University Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years. I have studied plants on a personal level by growing hundreds of plants annually for the last 35 years. I have also studied under several nationally known American Bonsai experts.

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