texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Doc_0424, Vital, TX Salty Bay, AggieBowhunter13, JamesWillingham03
115217 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 101,779
hopalong 96,126
Pilothawk 80,816
John175☮ 78,918
Bigbob_FTW 73,132
JDavis7873 67,402
Derek 🐝 66,456
Mark Perry 62,612
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,146,597
Posts15,672,892
Members140,217
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Wrapping/covering plants for cold weather #13788387 11/29/20 02:51 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 11,147
lakeforkfisherman Online Happy OP
Elliptical Mechanic
OP Online Happy
Elliptical Mechanic
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 11,147
We have a nice fan palm and hibiscus that I would hate to lose in cold weather and due to my ignorance. How and when should we protect these from winter weather?

Thanks!


I approve of this message.
Re: Wrapping/covering plants for cold weather [Re: lakeforkfisherman] #13788740 11/29/20 08:55 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 28,617
C
CCTX Online Content
mapquest
Online Content
mapquest
C
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 28,617
The most important thing to do is to water the roots before any hard, dry freezes.
Freezing weather with precipitation isn’t nearly as damaging

What to do now—add a whole munch of mulch.

Options to do prior to December 15
The hibiscus is easier—put a circular wire fence (quick, cheap chicken wire fence or similar) around it to above plant height Then wrap around and over with
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

You could dump some hay, straw, leaves or other light, grassy material in the plant enclosure for added protection

For the palm, wrapping n burlap is popular or
[Linked Image]

Chicken wire fence around the bottom of the trunk with hay or straw dumped in there would help the palm tree also

Stringing incandescent Christmas lights around the palm tree trunk will keep it warm also.




[Linked Image]
Re: Wrapping/covering plants for cold weather [Re: lakeforkfisherman] #13789121 11/30/20 02:37 AM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 11,147
lakeforkfisherman Online Happy OP
Elliptical Mechanic
OP Online Happy
Elliptical Mechanic
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 11,147
Thanks CCTX! I put a sheet over each of them tonight but I could have done better by making some type of frame.


I approve of this message.
Re: Wrapping/covering plants for cold weather [Re: lakeforkfisherman] #13803072 12/12/20 02:42 AM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 320
BOZZ Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 320
I have 2 fan palms that are over 20 years old. We have never done anything to protect them during freezing weather.
They were supposed to be miniature, but they are now about 10 feet tall. I don't know anything about the hibiscus

Good Luck,
Bozz

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3