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Posted by PJ Lake Nona FL on 1/28/2018, 11:24 am, in reply to "More Florida pics"
You asked about the Christmas palm. I know they are rated z10-11 palms. My understanding is they are very sensitive to cold. Some say they are less hardy than coconuts. Your path BTW was very close to my house (Chickasaw). If you ever get a minute to stop by, let me know. I am just a few miles from the airport in Belle Isle.
Here are my Christmas palms this morning. Most in this area have similar damage, some worse. One factor I believe helps in dealing with cold is palm health. I fertilize well 4 times a year and also add micronutrients to the soil such as manganese. Florida soil is basically sand. Many people don't fertilize at all. First pic is my palm when I bought the house. I don't believe this palm would have survived the cold. The rest are from this morning. Note the new seed pod coming up...that happened since the cold, which appears to mean the palm is functioning well and healthy.
Today...my 2nd Christmas palm (smaller)
And Tampa is generally warmer than Orlando especially night lows. I'm not sure why they fared different in this event.
Enjoying life in Orlando, FL (z9b)
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