Beaucarnea recurvata

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  1. stephenprudence

    stephenprudence GC Weather Guru

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    I know this is probably going to roll some eyes, but has anyone tried this outside in a very sheltered aspect? I have three plants and I have planted one outdoors under a canopy of evergreen leaves in basically full sun with free draining soil in the local park (Its ok Im allowed to!).. which is also on the edge of a hill, not far from the sea.. so frost is light and infrequent.

    I think it'll do ok, or at least I hope so.. It would be nice to hear if some other people have at least had some success with it?

    Stephen :)
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Not tried it, but I know it wouldn't work here, too cold and too wet in winter.
    One of mine even rotted off in the garage last winter.

    Would be good to see some pictures, how big is the plant you are using?
     
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      Hi Stephen. You probably don't want me to answer this question! :whistle: :heehee:

      Hope you are doing well. :imphrt:
       
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      Hi guys sorry I asked this question then disappeared.

      Pete quite small to be honest but I have a fair few plants and have a few to experiment with.

      One of the reasons I chose the area is it is extremely dry, and in winter its also dry, in full sun under the thick canopy of Holly Trees. It's living under there with Aeoniums, Aloes and Citrus.

      But it sounds like I may just be on the wrong side of the climate perhaps. Its in no way a long term prospect anyway.

      Hello Victoria, hope you're going well! I think your answer is probably going to be true! Ah well no harm in asking :fingers crossed:
       
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