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Walked through the shade garden this afternoon and found my lovely Dypsis pinnatifrons prostrate across the path. I thought some varmint might have dug it up but I found the stem had keeled over about 2" above the ground. I'd tried to protect it from the endless string of December arctic fronts that sent lows down to at or near freezing. Guess that wasn't enough. If I ever get another I'll keep it potted and mobile.


Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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I feel your pain Meg. I just updated the death of mine from a oven bake about 2 1/2 months ago..

Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."   ,  "Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

I do some experiments and learning in my garden with palms so you don't have to experience the pain! Look at my old threads to find various observations and tips!

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Meg - that is a hard one to grow in the ground in Florida. I do not think it likes our rocky calcareous soil. Mine lingered for three years after soil amendments, adding coffee grounds, acidic fertilizers and heavily mulched. It has finally carked from our latest cold events. I do not think I will try this species again. :(


Coral Gables, FL 8 miles North of Fairchild USDA Zone 10B

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