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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, November 15, 2010

The Bottle Palm #3

Botanical Name : Hyophorbe lagenicaulis

As posted earlier, this native of Round Island in the Mascarenes is such a delightful palm to look at.  Its structure is compact and unique.  One can't help but think of a particular soft drink bottle it represents!

Prefers part shade but so far, all those sighted locally have been planted in full sun!  Perhaps, explains the yellowing of the feather leaves from the recent hot spell.  This is quite a hardy plant as long as there is adequate water (rain, of course!).

award-looking statuette
group specimen @ Prince Hotel & Residences, Jalan Conlay, KL
A robust and attractive palm, this space saving sculpture is lovely for the front lawn of any tropical landscape.

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