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I couldn't resist..... I put my alfies in the ground. Zone 9a. I will protect them like Walt does his coconut in Central Florida until it they are too big or I  am too old. Maybe we will get a freak run of warm winters.

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Kailua_Krish

Good luck! I haven’t seen mine in 9a yet so don’t know how they faired after this winter

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GottmitAlex

Godspeed, Tropicdoc. 

I can see by the pics, they aren't that small. I think you have an edge. I believe Keith's alfies were seedlings or one phase beyond seedling. (Much younger than yours).

 

 

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Tropicdoc

I will not have a better chance than Keith unless I protect them. I have perfected my protection scheme with other palms so it’ll  work for several years. Bind the fronds up,  wrap a string of Christmas lights or a heat cable, then wrap with bubble foil insulation. 

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Moose

They got a way better opportunity to survive than your poor Coconut

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RedRabbit

Good luck!

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GottmitAlex

Pitch a small tent and a halogen light trained 85% on the soil and 15% base of meristem come late December... that'll do it.

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Tropicdoc

I actually have 2 temporary greenhouses that I put up in the winter I could just put these over the palms but I want to save the greenhouses for my heliconias 

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