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Lemurophoenix halleuxii in Central Florida update.

Here is an update on the Lemurophoenix halleuxii growing at Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida (zone 9b/10a). Both were acquired from Floribunda.

Thie first one was planted in June 2014. The winter of 2014-15 was fairly mild. The lowest we had was around 34-35 F. one night in Feb. 2015. There were several other nights in the upper 30's F. It did not suffer any damage. It is growing in a bright, filtered light location. It gets shaded by a tall old Quercus virginiana and a Delonix regia. The soil is well drained and sandy but has organic matter from the trees shedding. It gets good irrigation here in dry periods.

The second specimen was planted in March 2015. It is growing in heavier soil that drains but stays constantly moist to wet from a nearby seepage spring. It also grows in filtered light but can get some direct sun a certain times in the day.

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