my ismene

Carol Jensen
Sun, 19 Jun 2005 13:53:17 PDT
At 15:37 19-06-2005, Alberto Castillo wrote:

>>From: Carol Jensen <>
>>Reply-To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
>>Subject: [pbs] my ismene
>>Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 14:19:14 +0200
>Hi Carol:
>          Beaucarnea is actually a  bulboid tree. In a suitably warm climate and in the ground it can grow to a massive 15 ft or more and with a bottle of gigantic proportions.

Bulboid must mean not a bulb but something near to a bulb, right? I have had lots of different takes on this plant, from "How beautiful" to (most people) a querical look of part disgust, part wonder.

In Copenhagen there is one of these huge greenhouses in the botanical garden where people often donate their own plants if they would be happier there in the greenhouse. Mine will end up there one day and grow very large, I am sure.


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