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I currently have three Kentiopsis pyriformis, each one around 2.5' in overall height that are in 3gal pots.  I would like to put these in the ground at some point in the next couple weeks and figured I would check if there are any of you on this forum that has experience and/or suggestions for the light requirements this species favors in Central Florida.   

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RedRabbit

For what it’s worth, my oliviformis needed shade at that size.

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SWFLchris

I currently have pyriformis, piersoniorum and all species of cyphophoenix in 3 gal pots in clearwater in the shade and doing very well. I also have K. magnifica about 6' high in the ground in full oak canopy and is thriving. 

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DoomsDave

I am curious as can be to know if they're gonna grow over there.

Like gangbusters here!

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Jeff Searle

I think at this size, this time of the year I would plant these in full sun.

Jeff

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TomJ

They handle sun a lot more than I thought they would have.  I have an old one planted out many years ago, that in retrospect is in way too much shade. It is now too big to move.

Ironically,  I actually planted out a smallish 1gl 3 weeks ago in FULL sun because a friend of mine and I were disagreeing on this very topic and I had a 1gl just laying around.

It's going with no protection albeit March, and it appears again I will be proven wrong.  I thought it would have fried already.

If I were in your situation, I would place one of the 3gl potted plants in a sunnier location (or pot plant it) and check on it often, especially 1st few days of real sun.

If it looks fine after a couple of weeks of sun, then plant them out.  If it starts to show sun damage retreat it to a shadier spot, or put up protection.

LOVES water here, Florida shouldn't have a problem with that, and it'll love your humidity. 

I would listen to Jeff Searle on this one. If anyone would know, it will be him.

Beautiful Palm !!    Please post pictures once planted.... or situated.

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