Friday, August 15, 2008

August 4th: A third palm and a bit about palms.

August 4th 2008:

My Mediterranean Fan Palm wilted. Then, it's spear pulled out.
A little bit about palms: They are monocots with only one growth called the "bud". If the bud dies, the palm dies. The spear is the newest leaf, which is totally dependent on the bud. If the bud is dead, the spear will no longer adhere to the bud and will "pull out". The other fronds will often stay attached, but will eventually die.

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