Will a sago and washy be happy here overwinter?

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cordyman

Will a sago and washy be happy here overwinter?

Post by cordyman » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:48 pm

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Copboard on the landing, the door would be closed generally so dark most the time.

There is enough space to get both in there i reckon if I tie the fronds up

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Re: Will a sago and washy be happy here overwinter?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:56 pm

The washy will not like it. If in the house it will be warm enough for them to want to grow and with no light they will decline and look very ill by spring.

Light and warm = good
Light and cold = fine
Dark and cold = fine
Dark and warm = bad

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Re: Will a sago and washy be happy here overwinter?

Post by cordyman » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:58 pm

Thanks Kris,

i'll stick the Sago and chopped up Enset Maurelli in there then icon_thumright

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Re: Will a sago and washy be happy here overwinter?

Post by Adam D » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:02 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:The washy will not like it. If in the house it will be warm enough for them to want to grow and with no light they will decline and look very ill by spring.

Light and warm = good
Light and cold = fine
Dark and cold = fine
Dark and warm = bad
How long could a plant stay in virtually pitch black in mid-winter Kris without any problems?

I had a Chammie and a Yucca rigida in my garage for the duration of last year's very cold spell,so that was about 6 weeks in the end and they were fine when I put them back out.

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Re: Will a sago and washy be happy here overwinter?

Post by cordyman » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:06 pm

The missus will let me keep one plant in here if I want over winter behind the straw pile which will soon be in the far corner. Its made of quite thick wood and covered in roof felt all round with a window for light.

If I put the washy in here what else would I need to do to it to protect ?

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