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Re: May to end in cold...
Posted by Alex NYC on 6/3/2017, 12:53 am, in reply to "Re: May to end in cold..."
WOW no 80s in June is definitely not the norm I am sure. I bet there will be a few days in the 80s. But like you said, the trend is very interesting.
I only brought a few potted plants. My Tibouchinas and Alocasia are in the ground year round and the 4 plumerias I brought down will stay potted and go in during freezes. My spindle and bottle palm is out for the season in NY and are happy so far. They were too big to bring down. Hopefully a local nursery carries some, but I haven't seen any tropical palms for sale here yet. There's a Spindle palm in town that looks like it's been outside through at least all of last winter. Definitely not a long term palm here in the ground, but way easier to grow as a potted plant than in NY!
It's interesting that I've seen bottle palms in Orlando before (they are marginal there), but I've never seen a spindle palm and spindle palms are definitely a few degrees hardier and would probably do well in Orlando. Orlando is a full zone warmer than Gainesville so they have a way better palm selection down there! haha.
See UPDATED pics of my tropical plants in on my Blog!
WAS: New York City; zone 7b
NOW: Gainesville, FL; zone 8b/9a