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Re: A very tropical garden in Gainesville, FL
The enclosure definitely gives them a few more degrees at night. I think that helps a lot. There are some very tender plants growing around campus in warmer microclimates though so some of these plants would be worth trying outside the enclosure. I know of a nice fishtail palm that probably was around during the 2010 freeze and I've seen tree ferns, monsteras, and pothos that are all well established around town. I have not seen huge begonias or alexander palms in Gainesville though!
Ocala is definitely where things start to look more like "Florida". There are a lot more Queen palms in Ocala and there's a huge bismarkia on I-75 just south of Ocala. I am so excited to hear you've had luck with silk floss trees. If you have some pics I would love to see them!
See UPDATED pics of my tropical plants in on my Blog!
NOW: Gainesville, FL; zone 9a
WAS: New York City; zone 7b