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Old 01-26-2009, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default I'm suprised with this little palm

this year i planted a 1,5 year old washingtonia robusta in the garden and it growed great last summer but then the winter came. this winter was the coldest winter in 13 years and my little washingtonia, which had never seen any frost was completly unprotected.
all the leaves were brown and mushy , just like the spear.
I dug him out and putted it in a small little pot in the livingroom, and now, a week later IT IS GROWING!

I m really suprised because this year it got his first divided leaves and a washingotnia is cold sensitive.
it was cold enough here to skate on lakes and even driving on smaller lakes, with on some places ice of more than 20cm!
here you see the temperatures, 0c is around 31F

here you see it in su mmer:
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: I'm suprised with this little palm

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this year i planted a 1,5 year old washingtonia robusta in the garden and it growed great last summer but then the winter came. this winter was the coldest winter in 13 years and my little washingtonia, which had never seen any frost was completly unprotected.
all the leaves were brown and mushy , just like the spear.
I dug him out and putted it in a small little pot in the livingroom, and now, a week later IT IS GROWING!

I m really suprised because this year it got his first divided leaves and a washingotnia is cold sensitive.
it was cold enough here to skate on lakes and even driving on smaller lakes, with on some places ice of more than 20cm!
here you see the temperatures, 0c is around 31F

here you see it in su mmer:
Once your robusta gets a few leaves, it should be good all the way down 20F. This is a very hardy palm. You may have had problems due to the amount of water applied. Oncee it is established, it needs little to no water. If it had 'wet feet' in its outside location, it would probably have a lot of problems.

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I know but 5 days frost without positive temperatures is very damaging, even for chamaerops and trachycarpus !
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