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Licuala elegans

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ghar41

I bought these as one gallon plants in the spring of 2004 expecting to enjoy them for one summer. They have never gotten enough water, and I can't honestly say they have ever grown, but here they are...still.

They are under shade cloth against a south east facing fence.  Before this freeze event, I threw a tarp over the shade cloth.

They looked like this in July.  

I'm going to start taking better care of them!

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quaman58

Yep. Slowest SoCal plant I can think of, but won't die either. 2 plants in 28F -- no visible damage done.

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BobSDCA

I have two L. elegans one about 2.5 ft. tall and another seedling about 10 inches tall, both in pots. After the 2007 freeze, these saw 3 hours of 29.5F, with little damage. Nothing that was obvious for months, probably because the 2.5 ft. tall palm had 40-50% canopy and the seedling had 90% canopy. The seedling never skipped a beat, but did slow down the following spring. The larger palm had damage to the spear leaf that didn't exhibit until the leaf opened a few months later (leaf on the right with the discolored ring). The lower leaf with brown tip is just an older leaf and did not get the damage from the cold. These are slow but steady growers. Mine only put out a leaf per year, but don't lose a leaf very often.

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carver

Thought I lost mine this winter even after pulling out the center leaf. In May a new leaf began to emerge, now their are three stunted leaves. It went from 24in. diameter fronds to 10in. Happy it's alive.post-4880-050563700 1286114832_thumb.jpg

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Palms1984

Thought I lost mine this winter even after pulling out the center leaf. In May a new leaf began to emerge, now their are three stunted leaves. It went from 24in. diameter fronds to 10in. Happy it's alive.post-4880-050563700 1286114832_thumb.jpg

Your Licuala peltata 'Sumawongii' looks very dark green. What do you use for fertilizer? My palm grows 3 to 4 fronds a year...however, the fronds always look very light green.

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