How do I protect my Needle Palm(R. Hystrix) in zone 5b
I live in Schenectady NY. We are a zone 5b(-15Ã¯Â¿Â½F) climate. I just bought a Rhapidophyllum Hystrix palm off of ebay. It will show up as a seedling. Not quite mature yet. It probably wont be very hardy. What will I have to do if I want to stick it in the ground, growing it as a perennial? How do I protect it during our harsh winters? Would you recommend me sticking it in the ground immediately when it shows up? I heard of people having a bunch(lol) of problems with this beauty in there zones when they planted their little seedlings outside. What can I do to prevent these problems? What mistakes are these people possibly making? Thanks in advanced.
Here is a link that might be useful: Place where I bought the palm