Sorry for our tardiness in updating this blog. We have a lot of photos to share with you from the past months, so stay tuned for more frequent updates and new posts.
Last August we posted pictures of our Caryota gigas with it’s giant, stunning young inflorescences. Well, the first set of those braided-looking bundles opened a couple months ago. Check out the pictures below–the open flowers are gorgeous, creating a vivid tapestry that is very attractive to the bees. In one of these pictures you can see another young green bloom peeking out behind the open flowers on the other side of the tree–those probably won’t open until this fall. It looks like we have a lengthy bloom on our C. gigas, and we will be enjoying blooms for months to come before the plant sadly dies. With any luck, those bees will have done their job and we will be able to harvest viable seeds to propagate more palms to take this fella’s place.