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Just received two Pseudophoenix Sargentiis in the mail from Florida. They look great! Whats the best route to take, to get these guys in the ground as soon as possible here in Arizona? Let them adjust to the weather here and keep them in pots in a shady area. Or is the summer in Florida pretty similar to the one in Arizona, that I can just put them in the ground? Or is there another route I can take. Thank you.

 

Rudy

Maricopa, AZ

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The humidity here in FL right now is brutal, typically 70-99% and almost never under 60%.  Out there the humidity I think is around 15%.  I'd be cautious about putting them out in the ground in full sun without some acclimation time.  I don't have any specific experience in that kind of humidity, hopefully someone else can chime in with recommendations.

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aztropic

Shade cloth tents if going in the ground now or keep in pots then plant end of September.If you see the fronds starting to tan,they ARE being sunburned.Since they only grow 1 new frond per year,you really want to avoid damaging any existing fronds at all costs. Once you burn them,you can't take it back. :)

 

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xoRudy
51 minutes ago, aztropic said:

Shade cloth tents if going in the ground now or keep in pots then plant end of September.If you see the fronds starting to tan,they ARE being sunburned.Since they only grow 1 new frond per year,you really want to avoid damaging any existing fronds at all costs. Once you burn them,you can't take it back. :)

 

aztropic

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Thanks Scott, your probably the best person to speak about it too. I think Ill keep them in a pot until september and then put them in the ground. When september comes, will the palms hold up in the ground without help from shade cloth tents? Or will shade cloths be an everyday thing in the summer?The spot I have planned for them is in full sun. @aztropic

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END of September,early October,they should be fine to plant in the ground,full sun, without any shade cloth.If you have a winter night that will hit low 30's,at least cover them with a cardboard box.Find your boxes BEFORE you need them.Upper 20's,add heat by placing a lightbulb in the box or a string of old style Christmas lights in the box without touching the trunk.Very slow growing palm, but very worthwhile to get 1 established.

 

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14 minutes ago, aztropic said:

END of September,early October,they should be fine to plant in the ground,full sun, without any shade cloth.If you have a winter night that will hit low 30's,at least cover them with a cardboard box.Find your boxes BEFORE you need them.Upper 20's,add heat by placing a lightbulb in the box or a string of old style Christmas lights in the box without touching the trunk.Very slow growing palm, but very worthwhile to get 1 established.

 

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

Will they eventually grow and establish in AZ without supplemental heat during winter?

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Absolutely! I haven't protected anything planted in the ground in over 10 years.If I knew we were going below 28F though,I might make some attempt to cover some of my rarest smaller plants like Hemithrinax and Copernicia cowellii.Everything else is too big to worry about already.I do have over a dozen sargentii's of various sizes,planted in the ground.

 

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