This palm just won 'pole position' for the start of this blog.
My plan was to start with some smaller palms found in the homes and gardens. However, on the way to Bandar Utama, we took a unplanned detour into a residential estate at Bukit Jelutong. The first sight which greeted me was the number of Bismarck Palms. It was stunning - beauty in numbers! There must have been 7-8 palms each on either side of the grassy kerb which formed the landscape at the round about.
Shame, I had missed that photo opportunity but certainly the picture perfect image had remained clearly in my mind. I hope to re-visit the scene sometime. For now, enjoy a smaller potted version outside The Curve.
Stunning, attractive, majestic, beautiful etc... and all the superlatives one could use to describe this most sought after of palms, if space is not a constraint...
The huge fan-shaped leaves, striking in blue green and almost silverish, on the underside.