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by : BTF

As I Wander...

Living in tropical Malaysia, we tend to take the hot humid weather, thundery rainstorms and the spectrum of wild evergreen plants as a given.

Recently, I noticed more exotic plants making its way into landscaped home gardens, recreational parks, frontages of shopping malls and
commercial buildings.

Along kerb sides of residential streets and busy motorways, palms, trees and flowering plants make pleasant and interesting fringes.

This is a record of the various species "as I see it" for I am in awe of palms. Hence, my premise for this blog is that the global garden,
i.e. every physical garden (tended or untended), becomes a part of my, simply said, cyber palm garden. ;-)

Please feel free to share your thoughts or comments.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Jade Empress Palm

Botanical Name: Raphis multifida

Also known as the Finger Palm, this delicate species is definitely quite a royalty. Some also refer to it as being the "miniature" of the Slender Lady Palm (Raphis humilis) although it's slightly different upon closer observation.

The palm reproduces via suckering with new buds arising from the base of the older stems. Its palmate leaves, which fans out from a slim green petiole, are made up of many thin leaflets of a fine texture.

Of average height, it seldom grows too large. Apparently, shorter than the Rapis humilis and the canes are also thinner.  As the brown woven fibres do not cover up the entire stems, one gets to see more length of the green stems.

This palm grows well in partial shade and indoors.  Given its refined structure and gentle formation, the Jade Empress will be a prized jewel in any collection.

semi shade


                                                                        partial wrap

                                                       indoors @The Gardens, Mid Valley

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