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29/09/2012 at 17:31

Is it possible to take cuttings from Torquay Palms?   I lost both my palms in the harsh winter but now have a total of 15 growing from the base of two plants!   Can anyone help as I feel that this number of plants growing in one place will be a tad dangerous with high winds etc.,

29/09/2012 at 18:04

Hi Niggycat, I've never grown any myself but am aware they need some protection from cold weather. Folk who grow them near me tie the fronds up and put a cover on them . This link is quite informative from the R.H.S.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=543

Hope this helps,

Jean.

29/09/2012 at 21:38

You are best waiting until spring, when you can try digging up one of the shoots to see if it has roots and going from there.

29/09/2012 at 21:39
Niggycat, are these 15 growing from the base of the 2 palms you "lost"? If so, you can rub out or remove them to make say 3 shoots from each base. They sound quite small?? If so, I would wrap fleece around them when weather gets colder. Often palms are "killed" over winter but,actually survive,below ground to send up shoots later
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