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Nicole Milner

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I have been researching on how to save my mule palms and came across a product called leaf guardian. Can anyone give me some info on this if it will benefit my mules for next year?

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20 minutes ago, Nicole Milner said:

I have been researching on how to save my mule palms and came across a product called leaf guardian. Can anyone give me some info on this if it will benefit my mules for next year?

I don't have any experience with this particular product. 

That said, there have been similar products on the market.  One that I know has been discussed on the forums in the past was called Freeze-Pruf:

Freeze-Pruf Big Disappointment: https://www.palmtalk.org/forum/topic/21223-freeze-pruf-big-disappointment/

Has anyone tried FreezePruf: https://www.palmtalk.org/forum/topic/40531-has-anyone-tried-freezepruf/

In my case, my skepticism on these types of products stems from these reports as well as the fact that a product that could legitimately turn Lakeland into Zone 10b would be flying off the shelves faster than they could mix it.  It would be my pleasure to be wrong about this, but judging from the reports on the threads above my skepticism is warranted.

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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17 minutes ago, Nicole Milner said:

I have been researching on how to save my mule palms and came across a product called leaf guardian. Can anyone give me some info on this if it will benefit my mules for next year?

I am sorry to say Nicole, that despite my excitement about using this product for 2 years straight and boasting about it to many people, it did NOTHING to help buy the degrees I needed to stave off burning up my Anonidia (Christmas) Palm, Alexandre, Dypsis dicaryi (Triangle), and Bismarck’s last year - not to mention the more tender plants I though it would help when faced with 27 - 30 degree temps here in North Florida. The first year I thought I had not applied it enough -but it was probably just that the Christmas Palms can’t handle any frost.  My p. Robellini’s suffered too.  So last year (winter 2021-2022) I was really diligent, timely and generous in its application. I actually was concerned from the damage my palms experienced WITH Leaf Guardian AND significant wrapping, that it may have exacerbated the leaf burn. 

I would never tell anyone to not try something if it looks like it would help - but Im not wasting any more money on that stuff.  For what it’s worth!  Good luck.

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9a NE Florida: 2 Phoenix Sylvester; 1 p.robellini; 2 Bismarckia nobilis; 1 Trachycarpus fortunei; 3  livistonia chenesis; 1 Dypsis decaryi; 1 Rhapis excelsa; 1 Sabal palmetto; 1 (double) Copernicia alba; 1 Chamaedorea catractarum 1 Licuala grandis, 1 Beaucanea recurvata, numerous cycads, tropicals, orchids. Winter 2022/23 Low 25F

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