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Overwintering a Dicksonia antarctica in the garage

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:05 pm
by The Codfather
I have a Dicksonia antarctica in a pot that will be going in the garage as the stie I want to place it will not ready till next year.

Should I put it in the garage all winter (or only if temps get silly) and if so will it require any prtection ? and would it need much water ?

Thanks in advance.

Re: Overwintering a Dicksonia antarctica in the garage

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:28 pm
by Yorkshire Kris
It would be ok all winter in the garage.
It may even keep its leaves. Just remember to keep the compost moist.

Re: Overwintering a Dicksonia antarctica in the garage

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:46 pm
by Rachelpalm
Hello
will do the same with mine but will have to put it outside when I go away later this winter for 2 weeks as it will not get any water for 2 weeks. I am hoping to bring mine in my garage start of Nov time. And when I have to put it outside again, put it in a corner next to a wall and put loads of straw in the crown and fleece it for the 2 weeks. Hope the weather will keep it damp during my 2 week hols.

Cheers

Re: Overwintering a Dicksonia antarctica in the garage

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:56 pm
by The Codfather
what about watering in the crown and keeping the trunk damp

Re: Overwintering a Dicksonia antarctica in the garage

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:06 pm
by Yorkshire Kris
The Codfather wrote:what about watering in the crown and keeping the trunk damp

Yes these too but as the air Will probably be damp and cold it won't need lots of watering.