Pics of tropical palms

Discussion in 'Outdoor Tropicals' started by palmera, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. palmera

    palmera Active Member

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    In this cold, wet, and rainy time of the year I find myself dreaming of the more Southernly locations that grow fantastic palms. Afterall, this is why we do what we do, isn't it? To recreate that tropical feeling...

    Here are a few pictures of great palms/plants from my last tropical trip to Eleuthera and Long Island, Bahamas. The first two are Bismarkia nobilis, the third is of seldomly seen Sabal bermudana (which I brought back a sedling!), and the last two of unknown agave and a SUPERSIZED ficus.

    Has anyone tried germinating seed from a Bismarkia and growing in a pot successfully?

    Any one else have some pictures of tropical palms to share?
     

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  2. LPN

    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Impressive pics! I think any I have are hard copies, and my scanner is acting up. Although I do have these ...

    Cheers, LPN.
     

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    Palmera
    The unknown agave is A. Vilmoriniana (octopus agave)
    Great pics, I Love the Caribbean.
     
  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    That's a monster Ficus. Nice pics - I always like seeing Bismarckia, I think it's my favourite palm.
     
  5. palmera

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    Hands down, Bismarkia is my alltime favorite, too! Kinda like a Brahea armata on steroids!
     
  6. LPN

    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I tried Bismarkia several years ago. It slowly faded and gave up altogether.
     

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