Florida Gardening forum: Talipot Palm

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Mar 22, 2015 5:26 AM CST
From one of my facebook friends, don't miss this if you can get there:
An enormous Talipot Palm, Corypha umbraculifera, is flowering at Pinecrest Gardens here in South Florida. This palm grows for decades then flowers once, producing millions of delicate golden flowers, then thousands of seeds and then it dies. Another one flowered here years ago and bees produced ca. 200 pounds of honey from the nectar of its flowers! If you have a chance to see this, don't miss it. This is one of the great wonders of nature.


Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Mar 22, 2015 6:17 AM CST
That is really something, Hetty.
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Name: pam
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gardenglory
Mar 22, 2015 2:02 PM CST
I agree. Very cool. I guess it wants to make darn sure it leaves plenty of chances for some offspring, before it sadly dies.
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orchidgal
Mar 22, 2015 9:19 PM CST
That's so interesting. Would love to see it; but a little too far away.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Mar 23, 2015 7:13 PM CST



We went to see it today. It is spectacular!
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cycadjungle
Apr 21, 2015 9:46 PM CST
Pictures just don't do that palm credit. You can hide a car under a single leaf. The flower spike is taller than most big palms that we have in our yards. As you said, it is worth seeing it in person at least once.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 22, 2015 2:38 AM CST
Thanks for the reminder, I really need to go back..... Thumbs up

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