just got new palms any advice

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miketropic

just got new palms any advice

Post by miketropic » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:44 pm

Not alot of experience with palms although I think they all look wonderful. Got these from Brain williams father. most of them are jelly palms and the one is a sabal minor I THINK. I also got some more jelly palm seeds I am going to try to get going soon.. any advice from someone who has grown these out. anything special I need to look into doing to get them going well

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Tom2006
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Re: just got new palms any advice

Post by Tom2006 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:23 pm

What are your winters like? I would be keeping them as they are in a nice warm sheltered spot over winter.
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Re: just got new palms any advice

Post by Conifers » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:30 am

Ditto to Tom - probably best to keep them frost-free for this winter, and protect them from anything below about -5° next winter. Sabal minor is a lot hardier (to about -15° when mature) than Butia (to about -8° when mature).

kata

Re: just got new palms any advice

Post by kata » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:38 am

What about the kitchen window bottom,

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miketropic

Re: just got new palms any advice

Post by miketropic » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:17 pm

the winters can get pretty nasty 0F or below with snow and ice but last winter I don't think it ever got past 20F so we will have to see. there all inside right now in the greenroom and will be for this winter but I like to leave as much as I can outside if it will survive. I also have some seeds for both I need to try and get going. thanks everyone

Half Hardy

Re: just got new palms any advice

Post by Half Hardy » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:25 pm

I am growing both of these palms as seedlings at the moment.I have read (probably on here) that although hardy,the sabal likes high temps to get it growing,so i have left mine in the greenhouse all summer to speed it up a bit!(it has still grown slowly,but we have had a lousy summer this year icon_thumbdown ).

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