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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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Monday, May 10, 2010

The Slender Lady Palm

Botanical Name : Rhapis humilis

For a lush indoor or outdoor tropical specimen, look no further than the Lady Palm.  This native of Southern China, is hardy and very adaptable to most climatic and environmental conditions.

It grows in clumps and each stem is covered in rough matted fibres which is the external sheath of the leaf.  The leaves are palmate in shape, shiny green and deeply divided. This variety is slightly different from the Lady Palm (Raphis excelsia) in that its leaves have pointy ends and the slender stems are taller.

well covered

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Besides being a landscaping accent plant, it also serves as a handy utility plant, covering unsightly cable exchange or meter boxes.
                                                                                              hide 'n seek

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