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stevethegator

Not sure if this is the right place for this post, as it's hard to use "cold hardy" and "Licuala" in the same sentence, but which one is it? I think I saw L. ramsayi at Leu Gardens in Orlando, any others that can handle some cold?

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empireo22

How cold tolerant is Licuala peltata var.sumawongii? i think that ramsayi is more tolerant though?

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gilles06

What about licuala dasyantha reported to resist 20F or -7°C ???

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Pedro 65

Steve,All mentioned are cold hardy especially if you have overhead cover in cold regions, Licuala spinosa and Licuala fordiana are also very cold hardy , theres 5 for starters there Steve , there are many more but all mentioned are "proven cold hardy", good luck and happy growing. Pete :)

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Daryl

I have found L.fordiana to be the hardiest Licuala in my garden

Daryl

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Eric in Orlando

So far, of the Licuala we have grown at Leu Gardens, the hardiest have been;

L. fordiana

L. longipes

L. peltata (has a divided leaf)

L. peltata var. sumawongii

L. ramsayi

L. spinosa

I haven't tried L. dasyantha yet but have a couple small seedlings I am growing up.

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stevethegator

Wow that's a lot of species, thanks guys!

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sarasota alex

What about licuala dasyantha reported to resist 20F or -7°C ???

It's now in a different genus - Lanonia dasyantha

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SanDimas

Ive got ramsayi growing indoors.

Its growing robustly with spear under my sky light/dome and loving it.

Thank you...I will try the others mentioned.

Cheers. Ritchy

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Alberto

What about licuala dasyantha reported to resist 20F or -7°C ???

It's now in a different genus - Lanonia dasyantha

If Licuala dasiantha is now Lanonia dasiantha I need to find seeds of L. fordiana to also have a real cold hardier Licuala.............?

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SanDimas

I have the ramsayi robustly growing indoors.

Would the other more tropical Licualas

be good to grow indoors here in SoCal???

L. grandis

L. peltata

L.elegans

Thanx. Ritchy

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richnorm

What about licuala dasyantha reported to resist 20F or -7°C ???

It's now in a different genus - Lanonia dasyantha

If Licuala dasiantha is now Lanonia dasiantha I need to find seeds of L. fordiana to also have a real cold hardier Licuala.............?

Yes, fordiana outgrows ramsayi for me, seems much easier for a cool climate. I think "hardy" would be a bit strong though.

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richnorm

I have the ramsayi robustly growing indoors.

Would the other more tropical Licualas

be good to grow indoors here in SoCal???

L. grandis

L. peltata

L.elegans

Thanx. Ritchy

peltata (aka elegans) would be your best bet, would grow outdoors too in warmer parts.

Edited by richnorm

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Brahea Axel

I have the ramsayi robustly growing indoors.

Would the other more tropical Licualas

be good to grow indoors here in SoCal???

L. grandis

L. peltata

L.elegans

Thanx. Ritchy

Ritchy, you can grow l. ramsayi outdoors in San Dimas as long as it's shaded. Mine is outdoors here in cool USDA 10a, I don't mind them being slow because they're beautiful even when small. They can take 25F in shade/under canopy. Here's a photo of one of mine:

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SanDimas

I have the ramsayi robustly growing indoors.

Would the other more tropical Licualas

be good to grow indoors here in SoCal???

L. grandis

L. peltata

L.elegans

Thanx. Ritchy

Ritchy, you can grow l. ramsayi outdoors in San Dimas as long as it's shaded. Mine is outdoors here in cool USDA 10a, I don't mind them being slow because they're beautiful even when small. They can take 25F in shade/under canopy. Here's a photo of one of mine:

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Thank you and sorry for the late response.

I agree Axel, ramsayi is pretty even small and would even be more so when older and taller...win-win situation.

I prefer to have all my Licualas indoors.

They just have that atypical architectural element (form/shape)...a real stand out!

Im waiting for a shipment of peltata, grandis and elegans I ordered from JMarcus to arrive this Wednesday.

:mrlooney: Happy planting everyone.

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Brahea Axel

I was considering Licuala aurantiaca, I wonder how root rot resistant and cold hardy it is? Someone in the main forum mentioned it's a synonym now for l. paludosa.

I can't find anything on the hardiness of l. paludosa. Shady frost free shelter is in ample supply in my garden, I just need to find out if it can take cold soil without rotting to death.

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