Trachycarpus

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  1. Purple Streaks

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    Mum had a Trachycarpus in her greenhouse which I didn't realise.so it's leaves are brittle and very much browned off. The roots are firm and strong and I'd like to save it if possible. Any advice please.?
     
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    Stick it outside and give it a damn good watering. They're very, very hardy but drying them out could be the death of them. It has two options, live or die
     
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      I think that is about all you can do.
      How big is it @Purple Streaks .
       
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      How long was it without water do you think?
       
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      Ooops not sure where the 18 ins came from , should have read 8 ins. It has been without water since September last year.

      I cut all the leaves off , loosened some outside roots which were quarter ins to half ins thick. .it's now reported and a good rain water given. Also standing outside.
       
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        That small and I reckon it's become an ex trachy. I won't use the word dead, as i can't see it.
        If you require a very small seedling to replace it, let me know. These things are popping up below one of my flowering ones
         
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