Majesty Palm Indoors or Outdoors

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  1. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I have a question about a Majesty Palm that I currently have indoors. I had it both inside & outside during the summer months. It's about 5' tall. I live in Manteca, CA. I am going to repot it to a slightly larger container and was wondering what tempetures it can take? I'd like to move it outside to either a courtyard protected on 3 1/2 sides but with an open top or a covered patio. Which would be better for the plant? Or should I leave it inside? Thank you. Linda
     
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    Hey Linda!
    Your majesty palm can take temps down to about 27 degrees so you should be just fine taking it outside.
     
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    I'm going to try my Majesty palms outdoors this winter. I'll protect it as best I can; but it gets as cold as 20 degrees here in North Florida. I hope they survive! Does anyone have any advice on how to best protect them during the freeze warnings?
     
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    Palmar,
    Here's a few ideas for overwintering your majesties. Try using a thick layer of mulch and/or straw around the base of the plant, and wrap the trunk with christmas lights or rope lights. On the coldest nights, use a burlap sack or some type of lightweight cover just for the few coldest hours of the night. These should work. Good luck!
    -palmboy
     
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    Dear Palmboy,

    Thanks for the tip! But do you want me to turn the lights on? I didn't get that part.

    Palmar
     

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