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Washingtonia Robusta in 3.6 gallon pot


killer_chili

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So I guess my main question is; I have a Washingtonia robusta in a 3.6 gallon pot. I live in a temperate climate zone 6B as well. My tree is far from mature and I’m wondering what is the lowest temperature this palm should ever tolerate? I usually get the Washingtonia out on the deck when the weather is above 70 F (21.1 C) for that extra sunlight but the weather has been mild lately.  I’m wondering, since I have such a young tree,  is 55 F - 60 F is too cold?

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55-60 too cold? Not at all! Even a young potted robusta should handle short freeze events without worry. For example, over winter I had about 50 single-leaf washy seedlings in red plastic cups sail through 2 or 3 different nights that dipped to freezing. Your larger plant and larger pot should handle that with ease. Maybe just bring it in any time temps may drop below 30?

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Thank you for the advice. I will definitely be taking the palm inside once the weather drops too low. They seem so fragile at such a young age sometimes I don’t trust my knowledge lol. Thank you.

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