History of Portuguese Gardens. Garden Makers, Architecture, Plants, Art
Monserrate Pena Sintra Portugal
Beautiful images, Gerald.How did this plant get there? When was it planted?
Hello Eduardo,I'm looking in to that, will keep you posted.Gerald
Dear Gerald,Thanks for keeping me updated.I would like to invite you to visit my blog:http://e-jardim.blogspot.comLots of rare plants, mainly fruit trees but also rare ornamentals and bromeliads.Cheers
Hello Gerald,great to see these beautiful images! Some of those older leaf margins seem to be showing the effects of low humidity and cold,perhaps? But the new growth is so breathtaking..I've got a few seedlings coming along, seed pinched from the Sydney Botanical Gardens last year ...slow but the latest leaves (the fifth or sixth) are getting big. Mind you ,if I pushed them ,they'd be twice the size.I'm guessing that your specimen is at least thirty,maybe fifty years old at your latitude...ceremonial planting by/for a visiting Brazilian dignitary or cultural icon? No doubt there's a Brazilian section in Lisbon's collection?Best wishes,Nick.
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