Around the city, some palms in pot planters take on a larger scale especially with the bigger palm species destined for stunning landscaping effect. While some are indeed puzzlingly small (to me), others on opposite scales, pretty 'ginormous'.
In ordinary gardening circumstances, one would get a proportionate pot size considering future growth and size development of a particular plant. And if I could simply equate that to buying shoes for a young child - smart parents always get a pair which is a size up. But another analogy springs to mind, whereby in traditions of old China, "foot binding" was the ultimate feminine beauty - keeping it small!
|cute @ Maju Junction, KL|
It appears some are destined for their root ball to be tangled into a globular mass or ultimately due to some rebellious streaks, crack the confines. Through blustery thunderstorms, a common enough weather pattern in the equatorial region, must say, these potted palms have maintained their balance well.
|3ft H x 3ft W spotted at Menara Millenium, Damansara Heights|
|5ft H x 5ft W dot the main entrance @ KL Sentral (rail transit) Station|