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Gets some lower leaf spots with the Winter chill but has grown fast for me here in Cape Coral.  Planted on the north side of my house about 4 years ago as a 1 gallon seedling from Meg.

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chinandega81

It looks beautiful!

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Cape Garrett
42 minutes ago, chinandega81 said:

It looks beautiful!

Thank you!

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PalmatierMeg

P. pacifica always look great this time of year, then ragged and tattered come April. This palm really hates temps. below 55F and expresses its misery for all to see. I got 3 and wish I didn't but don't have the courage to cut them down. My thurstonii and remota take our winters like champs. I hope our new martii will too. Much better choices than pacifica.

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8 minutes ago, PalmatierMeg said:

P. pacifica always look great this time of year, then ragged and tattered come April. This palm really hates temps. below 55F and expresses its misery for all to see. I got 3 and wish I didn't but don't have the courage to cut them down. My thurstonii and remota take our winters like champs. I hope our new martii will too. Much better choices than pacifica.

At my location of 380' on the Leeward side of O`ahu temps once in a great while hit 55 F at night.  In higher elevations on the Ko`olau I'm sure P. martii sees 55* or lower every winter at night.  Perhaps not every night but quite often.

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PalmatierMeg
10 minutes ago, WaianaeCrider said:

At my location of 380' on the Leeward side of O`ahu temps once in a great while hit 55 F at night.  In higher elevations on the Ko`olau I'm sure P. martii sees 55* or lower every winter at night.  Perhaps not every night but quite often.

Mine see a lot lower than that. My lowest last winter was 41F. The pacificas really hated that. The dry season winds didn't help. This species is more cool sensitive than Cocos nucifera and look even rattier at the end of winter. Average Jan. temps here are 75/55F. Summer tropical storm winds wreak havoc on them too. Truly a year round tropical palm.

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Cape Garrett
1 hour ago, PalmatierMeg said:

P. pacifica always look great this time of year, then ragged and tattered come April. This palm really hates temps. below 55F and expresses its misery for all to see. I got 3 and wish I didn't but don't have the courage to cut them down. My thurstonii and remota take our winters like champs. I hope our new martii will too. Much better choices than pacifica.

I have less problems with this whereas my thurstonii was crappy so much I cut it down.  Funny same town different experiences with these palms.  And the thurstonii was on the warmer south side of my house.  Go figure.

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