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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, October 18, 2010

The Round Leaf Fan Palm

Botanical Name : Livistona rotundifolia

Looking at this 'cute' young fella, can't help but think how appropriate it's name is.  While also known as the Footstool Palm, the former description couldn't be more apt. I like this perfect, rotund and happy face look.

here comes the sun

The ground's obviously hard and dry which is not a problem for this adaptable fella.  So just watch out for the sharp spines along its petioles.

Now too, I understand and appreciate why palm enthusiasts only grow theirs from tiny seeds and monitor every inch (cm) of its progress. A salute to the 3Ps, passion, patience and persistence.  Perhaps, add another P too, the price, as rarer species costs a lot more.

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