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Outdoor Seedlings - When to worry


D. Morrowii
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Question for the folks growing from seed. I have a bunch of seedlings in small containers outside on my porch and see  forecasted lows of 59-61 deg F over the next couple nights. Highs will be in the Mid 70s during the day.
What is a relatively safe rule of thumb temp to drag these guys inside? 
Without listing all the palm types they range from 9a to 10b 

 

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I dont have too much experience with the tropical species, but if it isn't too much of a hassle, I would recommend bringing the seedlings indoors at night. Some plants may stop growing at cooler temperatures, cutting the growing season short.

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14 hours ago, D. Morrowii said:

Without listing all the palm types they range from 9a to 10b 

Looks like a happy lil container ranch , also looks fairly easy to bring in if you have too. At those Temps especially if it bounces back in the day shouldn't be a problem imo

T J 

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T J 

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14 hours ago, amh said:

I dont have too much experience with the tropical species, but if it isn't too much of a hassle, I would recommend bringing the seedlings indoors at night. Some plants may stop growing at cooler temperatures, cutting the growing season short.

 

2 hours ago, OC2Texaspalmlvr said:

Looks like a happy lil container ranch , also looks fairly easy to bring in if you have too. At those Temps especially if it bounces back in the day shouldn't be a problem imo

T J 

Thanks for the responses guys.  The low ended up being 63F last night and I brought in the youngest of them just in case. I left the 2/3 leafers out and they look good this morning anyway. So I guess the 60 deg mark would be a safe bet for these then. I have some drip system stuff zip tied to these trays but I could still easily bring them all in so I guess its a no brainer. I was just wondering since these are mostly 30 - 35 deg palms when mature, where the death temp might be for the seedlings. I’ve spent a bit of time working on how to deal with the bigger ones during the winter cold snaps but never thought about the seedlings until yesterday when I heard it was getting “cold” :-)

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Peace of mind is what is really important, I stayed up til 5AM last night worried about my hardy to 25F plants because I was in the high 30s.

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