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Is 34F too cold for Potted Robustas, Robellini's and Trachys


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Good Afternoon Friends, 

 

   I just had a quick question:  The DC area is experiencing temperatures of 50-60 F during the day but it dips down to near below freezing at night 34-43F.  Is it okay if I leave my potted robustas and trachys outside at night, they are all about 10 months old?  I have been leaving them outside but taking them in at night.

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They should be all right if you don’t get an hours’ long hard freeze.

Meg

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3 hours ago, jruffd13 said:

Good Afternoon Friends, 

 

   I just had a quick question:  The DC area is experiencing temperatures of 50-60 F during the day but it dips down to near below freezing at night 34-43F.  Is it okay if I leave my potted robustas and trachys outside at night, they are all about 10 months old?  I have been leaving them outside but taking them in at night.

The trachy definitely fine. The robusta is more tender. I always take into consideration if it’s going to rain and substract 5 degrees from the forecasted low.

If you get some frost cloth for the 2 palms, it should be $10, they last for a long time and this way you don’t loose sleep at night.

The robusta regrows fronds very quickly. Been there done that.

Pat

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My climate is very different than yours but out in the yard I have 30 or so washy seedlings 6-7 months old growing individually in red solo cups.  Most of those cups are grouped together in a plastic box, but some aren't. We had 3 nights that dipped to freezing and they were fine. If it matters, they are on the dry side because I barely water them. I doubt you need to bring them in every night but I think I would if it's going to drop into the 20s.

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You all are the BEST!  This makes me happy.  Thank you so much!

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