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Two consecutive nights with freezing temps and one day with snow. In detail on 1/9/17 from 0:00 am until 9:00   am constantly below zero with below -1 C from 5:30 am to 8:15 am and absolute min. of - 1.8 C from 6:20 am to 6:45 am. Max temperature same day 5.8 C at 1:10 pm. On 1/10/17 constant subzero from 0:00 am to 3:30 am with an absolute min of -0.5 C around midnight. Asolute max. on same day 7.1 pm at 10:06 pm, but snow remained on leaves from dawn to late afternoon. During cold spell dew point was always remaining below actual temperature. Plant is newly bought from a greenhouse and recently outplanted consequently, and was protected overhead during the cold spell. It has mainly an eastern orientation. Up to now no apparent damages.


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Keep us apprized!

I've found a lot of those Cuban palms to be a lot tougher than you would expect. I think it's partly to do with their otherwise harsh environments, especially in the dry regions.


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I have one in a large 65g clay planter on my back patio. Palm has about a foot of trunk and i covered with a thick piece of frost cloth during the cold spells. Absolute low at the house was 13.8f and the palm defoliated and toom forever to grow out. It now has two green fronds. 

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