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Bismarckia nobilis - Bismarck Palm and Ravenala madagascariensis - Traveller's Palm


Bismarckia nobilis - Bismarck Palm and Ravenala madagascariensis - Traveller's Palm (Bismarckia nobilis - Bismarck Palm and Ravenala madagascariensis - Traveller's Palm)

These trees were in dire need of water...as the soil looked like compacted concrete. It's amazing they're still alive. Photo taken Sept. 29, 2010 in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.



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They look really good against the white background .. :o)))
Do you need some water we've had plenty in the last couple of weeks

30 Sep, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

They're located next to the Museum of Photographic Arts building in Balboa Park.

You're so lucky you've had lots of rain! ... and no drought like here.

Yes, we're in need of water...everything is dry as a bone. We've been getting the monsoonal flow for the last 3 days...late last night lots of lightning and some thunder this morning...but no badly needed rain!

30 Sep, 2010

 

poor plants...i wish we could send you some we have had plenty...
must be very humid there..hope u get rain soon...

30 Sep, 2010

 

Sandra:

Just after I wrote my last comment it started raining pretty heavily with thunder and lots of lightning. It's still not enough rain though...it never is.

It has been very hot and now very humid for the last 7 days.

30 Sep, 2010

 

Fairly drought tolerant plants, as I can testify. They need to be in their native Madagascar!

2 Oct, 2010

 

Tugbrethil:

Yes, Bismarckia is very drought tolerant. Ravenala looks better and grows much faster with a lot more water.
: > )

2 Oct, 2010



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