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My Indoor Palms Are Still Outdoors!

Message from Jim Wilmington DE 7a

Before this year, the latest I ever had my potted palms (and other marginals) outside was the first week in December. Given the forecast for the rest of the year (to Dec. 31), I very easily should be safe to keep them outside at least until New Year's Day.

This is like unheard of.

The Wilmington winter low thus far has been 28F, a low we've seen 3 or 4 times this season. The temperature at which I'd pull my stuff inside is about 25F. I don't worry about the foliage as much as I do the rootballs.

The plants involved:
Butia Eriospatha
Laurus Nobilis
Washingtonia Filifera
Olea Europaea
Chamaerops Humilis


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