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Alright I've got 20 Washies - they are 5 month old now and have about 4-5 leaves, live indoors with 5 hour of straight sun and 14 hours of LED.  Zone 5. Some of them got yellow lower leaves. Ain't it too soon? And what if some of them got not 1 but 2 yellowing leaves? I make sure that their leaves don't touch the window glass but left them to my mom now and will get home in a month. I will be glad of any advice

Also: A friend of mine wants to buy them for his bar in a couple of months when they grow up. His bar is quite dark - is it possible to predict how this palms trees will feel? Slowing down growth is ok, but maybe I can somehow prepare the seedlings for moving? Maybe we should gradually reduce the amount of light or do it later? Thanks

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They look fine to me, and much better than the average seedling would probably look in the wild. A tiny bit of yellowing of older fronds is not something I'd panic about.

They really won't do well in a dark bar, though. If you reduce light, they will slowly die. These are not understorey palms. Tell your friend to get some Aspidistras. Or you could try Kentias, if it's not that dark. I've been to dark bars and then I've been to dark bars; not sure how dark we're talking here.

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I am surrounded by Washingtonians and have many seedlings growing and yours look beautiful don’t worry too much they are receiving good care you can tell from how happy they look. You are doing very well.

Washingtonians like full sun or plenty of artificial light if no real sun is available, tell your friend he will need to put a grow bulb above them if he wants them to survive in his dark bar unless he moves them to a lighted area every day and them back to the dark bar at night but they will die in a dark bar if not given either real sun on a regular basis or a proper spectrum (grow bulb) of artificial light.

Do NOTgradually reduce the amount of light” Washingtonia will never “get used to dark”.  They want you to give them as much light as you can, they will live in the dark and look okay for a few days to maybe one week and look fine, but they will need to come back to consistent EVERYDAY light or they will slowly die, you don’t have many other options they are a full sun Palm. Not an indoor Palm species like Chamaedorea or Rhapis.

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5 minutes ago, Dwarf Fan said:

I am surrounded by Washingtonians and have many seedlings growing and yours look beautiful don’t worry too much they are receiving good care you can tell from how happy they look. You are doing very well.

Washingtonians like full sun or plenty of artificial light if no real sun is available, tell your friend he will need to put a grow bulb above them if he wants them to survive in his dark bar unless he moves them to a lighted area every day and them back to the dark bar at night but they will die in a dark bar if not given either real sun on a regular basis or artificial light.

Do NOTgradually reduce the amount of light” Washingtonia will never “get used to dark”.  They want you to give them as much light as you can, they will live in the dark and look okay for a few days to maybe one week and look fine, but they will need to come back to consistent EVERYDAY light or they will slowly die, you don’t have many other options they are a full sun Palm. Not an indoor Palm species like Chamaedorea or Rhapis.

Thank you!

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I'm terribly jealous of those who can grow palm trees without protection :) My entire collection so far fits on two window sills. The second photo shows 200 sprouted seeds from RPS and in a month I will have to carry them all 8000 kilometers by plane from Moscow 

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1 hour ago, andrebazhen said:

I'm terribly jealous of those who can grow palm trees without protection :) My entire collection so far fits on two window sills. The second photo shows 200 sprouted seeds from RPS and in a month I will have to carry them all 8000 kilometers by plane from Moscow 

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Nice collection for indoors and in two window sills!

I am jealous of those who can order from RPS with no risk, they have many species that are impossible to get in the US.

I only had to drive 2 Palms 5 hours (300 miles) so far since collecting Palms, you have an unenviable journey ahead with that many seedlings, give them all a nice drink of water before you depart and safe travels.

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