Styrofoam rose bush covers

islandbreezeJanuary 28, 2011

Has anyone had proven success overwintering a palm with one of those styrofoam rose bush covers? Does condensation occur? Would the lack of light hurt? Anyone in zone 6 or colder? Do you use xmas lights?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jimhardy

I have used them for several years.
One nice thing about them is they only warm about 10(F) or so above the outside temp in full sun.

They don't provide much light but the palms are not growing anyway,probably similar to having 6" of snow over your plant,
except that you can heat them.

I use 4 c-9 lights with the Trachys,Needles and Sabals and about 8 with the tree ferns.

Tree ferns-

Basically what it looks like now,except this pic is from late December.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2011 at 11:45AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
islandbreeze

Sounds good Jim. Do you have any issues with condensation like spear pull or anything?

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 6:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jimhardy

Styrofoam covers work well because they have little
holes in the top to let air exchange-even the T.ferns looked good.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 7:56PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Chinese fan palm suddenly stopped producing fronds
Hi, we have a fully grown Chinese fan palm in our garden....
tomdanlowe
New coconuts
Hello everybody! I'm new to this forum and have an...
coconutman
Mexican Fan Palm Tree - Fronds Turning Yellow/Brown
Hi everyone, I live north of Dallas, TX and have a...
RedRayderz01
This new format sucks!
I think I'm done posting here.
bradleyo_gw
Sabal palm and fertilizing bermuda?
Hi, i have been getting alot of help just reading through...
gardy78
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™