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PalmTreeDude

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So I forgot to bring my Coconut palm in a pot in last night... The tempature got down to 34 degrees F and there was frost in the yard. Do you think it will be ok? 

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It's possible it will live, but it doesn't look like it can handle another one of those nights for a long time.

Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone 1990: 9a  2012: 9b  2023: 10a | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (Jan. 1985, Dec.1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a

30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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:badday:Move it inside, and pray, keep it warm.

Let us know what happens.

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3 hours ago, Scott Cohen said:

Possible, but probably toast. How is the humidity in your area?

 

Humidity is around 65% right now. 

 

6 hours ago, kinzyjr said:

It's possible it will live, but it doesn't look like it can handle another one of those nights for a long time.

 

2 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

:badday:Move it inside, and pray, keep it warm.

Let us know what happens.

I am really hoping it does. I have had damage to this coconut before in the past at around 40 degrees F, I am no stranger to forgetting to bring in non - hardy plants over the winter... I need to start setting reminders on my phone to bring in plants if it will get cold. I am hoping that once the full damage shows, there is still green in the spear. I pray that there is. 

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In a pot it is probably dead.  To see burn that quickly is a very bad sign.

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Well, the damage did progress, it is about at its stopping point. The lower parts of the fronds and center spear are green. Sorry for the bad lighting. 

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The green spear is ostensibly a promising sign, but I am inclined to agree with the comment made above that it’s dead but just doesn’t know it yet. I have seen plenty of green spear pulls from rotten palms.

 

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  • 1 month later...

Well how did it go? Did it pull through?

Cheers Steve

It is not dead, it is just senescence.

   

 

 

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On 4/8/2018, 3:28:07, gtsteve said:

Well how did it go? Did it pull through?

Yeah it is alive and growing. 

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  • 4 months later...

Sorry for bumping this old thread, but I just wanted to give an update on it. Here it is now. 

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It miraculously survived - that's good. But don't expect another miracle if you forget it again.

Meg

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Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
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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Good enough.  Locally, we've had so many coconuts planted that it'll be cocopalypse if we get a pair of bad winters like 2010-2011 (26º officially at the airport within walking distance of my house).  That killed about half the coconuts in my part of town; most at the beach survived.

 

Fla. climate center: 100-119 days>85 F
USDA 1990 hardiness zone 9B
Current USDA hardiness zone 10a
4 km inland from Indian River; 27º N (equivalent to Brisbane)

Central Orlando's urban heat island may be warmer than us

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