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Anyone know the hardiness of phoenix andamanensis?


Foxpalms

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I purchased a phoenix andamanensis and was wondering what the hardiness of this palm is, since there's hardly any information on this palm online. I'm guessing it's not particularly hardy as the palm originates from a tropical climate. Any information provided will be greatly appreciated.

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3 minutes ago, Foxpalms said:

I purchased a phoenix andamanensis and was wondering what the hardiness of this palm is, since there's hardly any information on this palm online. I'm guessing it's not particularly hardy as the palm originates from a tropical climate. Any information provided will be greatly appreciated.

Sorry I don't have any info but I'm curious about the stiffness of the leaflets.   Based on the pics in Palmpedia it looks like they might be softer like rupicola or roebelenii vs stiff like theophrasti.

Jon Sunder

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44 minutes ago, Fusca said:

Sorry I don't have any info but I'm curious about the stiffness of the leaflets.   Based on the pics in Palmpedia it looks like they might be softer like rupicola or roebelenii vs stiff like theophrasti.

They are no where near as stiff as dactylifera or theophrasti nor as soft as roebelenii. I would agree that they are similar in stiffness to rupicola.

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I don't know for sure I have also never seen any clear information on this as they are so rare but I'm guessing from experience with other palms and the natural range of this plam that they might tolerate some light short lived frost at max.. So maybe between -1 and -3°C? It would be interesting to know if they can tolerate long phases of short days combined with cool temperatures. I'm just guessing here but they might be hardy in places like Southern and central Florida and maybe even further North due to warmer temperatures year 'round with only short cold snaps. They surely need some hot humid weather.

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