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Icy Palm

Hi All,

This is my first post. I have an almost impossible hobby for my location... However I like a good challenge!

I have placed my Jubaea Chilensis inside my apartment in a container. I live in Norway and we often reach -20 degrees Celcius outside! (59 degrees north, zone 6 I believe) The air inside the apartment is very dry, especially during winter, therefor the leaves have damaged. What is best to do? Remove the dried out leaves or leave the palm alone. I only get 1 or 2 new leaves a year. Currently a new leave is opening but this takes a century :-(

Thank you for any good tips!

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dalmatiansoap

Remove all brown and dry fronds. the pot is to small for a palm like that. Can U keep it outside during Summer? I would choose a different palm for indoors.

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Flow

Yes, put it outdoors over summer. There are people in Germany who plant Jubs in their garden which see -20C sometimes. They build little styrofoam houses which can be heated to protect the palms. It's a huge effort but that might be an option for you. If you have no other place to put the jub during winter I would also recommend choosing another palm. A Jubaea will never live happily inside.

Flo

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_Keith

Kind of like raising an elephant indoors. If it works at all, it will only be for a very short time.

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Ben in Norcal

Kind of like raising an elephant indoors. If it works at all, it will only be for a very short time.

Have you ever seen "An Idiot Abroad," Keith? In one of the episodes there was a hippo that lives indoors, and slept in the biggest dog-bed like thing I have ever seen. It seemed pretty happy. I also highly recommend the series. Very funny indeed.

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Cindy Adair

Some people 20 years ago snickered a bit at what I grew inside my house such as ultratropicals (non palms, this was prepalm obsession).

Then I built a greenhouse.

Then I bought a farm in the tropics and moved some of those very same plants there. None of this was planned.

So go ahead and enjoy the adventure with your passion as you never know where it will lead.

Oh, welcome to the forum and best of luck with your palm! I'm sorry I don't have any advice since I bypassed the growing palms inside part.

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Icy Palm

Thank you all for the nice, very beautifully formulated reactions. Will get the palm outside and remove brown fronds!

This elephant needs space I hear!

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