OC2Texaspalmlvr Posted December 27, 2022 Report Share Posted December 27, 2022 So there has been plenty of talk about this polar vortex. I figured now would be a good time to talk about the survivals. At my house none of my palms are established as I have only been in this house for 18 months now. This was there first winter in the ground and was exactly the weather I was hoping to avoid. We had an ultimate low of 17° per my weather station. No precipitation or frost which I believe made a huge difference in survival. All of my palms in the front yard got the same protection. Wrapped with a moving blanket with its fronds tied up. One small Cham Cat got the 5g bucket covering. All the Patric Hybrids survived with maybe a lil leaf burn that was exposed. Surprisingly my B.Alfie is holding up with little to no damage. The only palm that took damage was a majesty palm with the oldest fronds melting about half way. Majesty are pretty bud hardy as my last one survived Palmageddon with little to no protection albeit 100% defoliation. To the backyard , so I definitely have a little bit more tender palms there . Starting off with Cham Seifrizii which unfortunately only got a planket for protection which shows. All the taller palms melted in half and im only expecting a few smaller survivors. My triple Cham Radicalis only got the 5g bucket protection and looks absolutely unfazed so far. Another Cham Cat only got a planket and most of the fronds have melted but all the newest spears look good, expecting 100% survival. I had another multi Cham Radicals I grew from @DoomsDaveseeds which look unfazed with only planket protection but planted right in front of my dryer vent exhaust which I'm sure helped some. Last and most surprising was my large Caryota Mitis with about 6 palms in the cluster. It got the moving blanket protection, and has definitely got some major freeze burn about 50% I'm expecting the whole cluster to make a recovery. One more palm got the 5g bucket protection which was a smal Bismarckia, little to no harm so far. Curious of everyone else's survivals ? Hoping everyone had a great Christmas and a happy new year T J 10 1 T J Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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