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Capable of withstanding light frosts, this plant is worth trying outdoors in the very mildest parts of Britain. Although certainly not hardy when young, this palm is unusually hardy when mature. Palms usually have deep penetrating root systems and generally establish best when planted out at a young stage. However, older plants are substantially more cold tolerant than juvenile plants. In areas at the limit of their cold tolerance, therefore, it is prudent to grow the plants in containers for some years, giving them winter protection, and only planting them into their permanent positions when sheer size dictates. This species can be cultivated successfully for a long time in containers. It can also be transplanted even when very large. Although the thick fleshy roots are easily damaged and/or desiccated, new roots are generally freely produced. It is important to stake the plant very firmly to prevent rock, and also to give it plenty of water until re-established - removing many of the leaves can also help. It takes 5 - 6 years from seed before the plant will have produced a full head of leaves and it will not start to form a trunk until this stage is reached. Plants often form suckers around their base.Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
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